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One River
One River
by Wade Davis
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The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South Americaand#8212;Richard Evans Schultes and his protand#233;gand#233; Wade Davisand#8212;an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In 1941... (read more)

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In Pursuit of Plants: Experiences of Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Plant Collectors
In Pursuit of Plants: Experiences of Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Plant Collectors
by Philip Short
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Those interested in natural history, exploration, and 19th-century travel stories will find the letters and journal entries gathered in this collection very satisfying reading. Short (plant taxonomist, Northern Territory Herbarium, Australia) supplies... (read more)

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The Plant Hunters: The Adventures of the World's Greatest Botanical Explorers
The Plant Hunters: The Adventures of the World's Greatest Botanical Explorers
by Carolyn Fry
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From geraniums to begonias, the common plants that often adorn backyard gardens are rarely native to our region. The same goes for many of the diverse and delicious fruits and vegetables that grace our dinner tables. We take their accessibility and... (read more)

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The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics
The Monk in the Garden: The Lost and Genius of Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics
by Robin Marantz Henig
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In THE MONK IN THE GARDEN, award-winning author Robin Marantz Henig vividly evokes a little-known chapter in science, taking us back to the birth of genetics, a field that continues to challenge the way we think about life itself. Shrouded in mystery... (read more)

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Plants from the Edge of the World: New Explorations in the Far East
Plants from the Edge of the World: New Explorations in the Far East
by Mark Flanagan
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"A rare and wonderful trove of plants encountered along the way is described enthusiastically amid the breathtaking scenery of panoramic gorges, pristine mountainsides, and monolithic trees. Armchair botanists will enjoy each fascinating journey to... (read more)

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Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World
Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World
by Londa Schiebinger
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Plants and Empire presents a subtle and compelling explanation for why knowledge of West Indian abortifacients was not taken up by scientists in Europe. More broadly, Schiebinger illustrates the explanatory power of agnotology. Her study of scientific... (read more)

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Plant Discoveries: A Botanist's Voyage Through Plant Exploration
Plant Discoveries: A Botanist's Voyage Through Plant Exploration
by Sandy Knapp
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Drawing on the premier natural science and botanical art collections of the Natural History Museum in London where she is a botanist, Knapp traces plant-hunting adventures relating to 20 plant families including the arums, daffodils, palms, tulips... (read more)

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The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession
The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession
by Adam Leith Gollner
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A vivid and unforgettable expedition through the world of exotic fruit, The Fruit Hunters is the engrossing story of some of Earth’s most desired foods told by an intrepid journalist and keen observer of nature—both human and botanical... (read more)

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Flower Hunters
Flower Hunters
by John Gribbin
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From geraniums to begonias, the common plants that often adorn backyard gardens are rarely native to our region. The same goes for many of the diverse and delicious fruits and vegetables that grace our dinner tables. We take their accessibility and... (read more)

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Gentle Conquest: The Botanical Discovery of North America with Illustrations from the Library of Congress
Gentle Conquest: The Botanical Discovery of North America with Illustrations from the Library of Congress
by James L Reveal
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A survey of the Library of Congress' collection of botanical texts written from the 16th to the late 19th centuries, with color reproductions of paintings depicting particular plants or illustrating attitudes toward plants. Annotation c. Book News... (read more)

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A reunion of trees :the discovery of exotic plants and their introduction into North American and European landscapes
A reunion of trees :the discovery of exotic plants and their introduction into North American and European landscapes
by Stephen A Spongberg
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Stephen A. Spongberg is Horticultural Taxonomist at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University.Sam B. Warner, Jr. is Visiting Professor of Urban History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.... (read more)

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An All Consuming Passion: Origins, Modernity, and the Australian Life of Georgiana Molloy
An All Consuming Passion: Origins, Modernity, and the Australian Life of Georgiana Molloy
by William J Lines
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"The book is a remarkable blend of biography, history, and botanical passion and will delight readers with its easy combination of genres."—Thomas Keneally, author of A River Town and Schindler's... (read more)

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Wily violets & underground orchids :revelations of a botanist
Wily violets & underground orchids :revelations of a botanist
by Peter Bernhardt
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Bernhardt uses plants as jumping off points into discussions on such scientific concepts as adaptation and pollination, nutrient recycling and plant/animal relationships. Illustrated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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Dicksonia Rare Plants Manual
Dicksonia Rare Plants Manual
by Steve Ryan
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Joseph Banks: A Life
Joseph Banks: A Life
by Patrick Obrian
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A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud
A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud
by Karl Sabbagh
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Abundant Beauty: The Adventurous Travels of Marianne North, Botanical Artist
Abundant Beauty: The Adventurous Travels of Marianne North, Botanical Artist
by Marianne North
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In 1871, Marianne North, a brilliant artist with a keen interest in botany, set-forth to travel the world on a quest to paint indigenous plants in their natural habitat. Encouraged by her friend Charles Darwin, North travelled by boat, train, mule, foot... (read more)

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Garden Islands of the Great East
Garden Islands of the Great East
by David Fairchild
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Billy Bartram & His Green World
Billy Bartram & His Green World
by Marjory B Sanger
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Painted Herbarium: The Life & Art of Emily Hitchcock Terry (1838- 1921)
Painted Herbarium: The Life & Art of Emily Hitchcock Terry (1838- 1921)
by Beatrice S Smith
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