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Publisher Comments:

Longwood Gardens of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, enjoys a long and distinguished tradition of plant exploration and introduction, dating back to the foundation of its arboretum in 1798. Since the 1950s, 50 such plant-hunting expeditions have taken place on six continents and in some 50 countries. These quests are the subject of Plant Exploration for Longwood Gardens, which tells the stories of the people who participated in what were often arduous but always stimulating adventures and the plants they brought back. Illustrated with 500 photographs, this book provides a complete account of these journeys to the far corners of the world and is sure to be a fascinating read for anyone interested in the history of plant exploration and introduction.

Synopsis:

Longwood Gardens enjoys a long tradition of plant exploration, and 50 such plant-hunting expeditions to the far corners of the world are the subject of this fascinating book. Illustrated with 500 photographs and containing many first-hand accounts, this is sure to be a captivating read for anyone interested in the history of plant exploration and introduction.

About the Author

Tomasz Anisko, curator of plants at Longwood Gardens, participated in seven of the expeditions described in Plant Exploration for Longwood Gardens. He received his master's degree in horticulture from the August Cieszkowski Agricultural University in Poznan, Poland, and his doctorate in horticulture from the University of Georgia in Athens.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881927382
Publisher:
Timber Press
Subject:
History
Foreword by:
Brickell, Christopher
Foreword:
Brickell, Christopher
Author:
Anisko, Tomasz
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Non-flowering Plants
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Plant collection - History
Subject:
Phytogeography - History
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
20060103
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
334
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Longwood Gardens enjoys a long tradition of plant exploration, and 50 such plant-hunting expeditions to the far corners of the world are the subject of this fascinating book. Illustrated with 500 photographs and containing many first-hand accounts, this is sure to be a captivating read for anyone interested in the history of plant exploration and introduction.
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