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In Pursuit of Plants: Experiences of Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Plant Collectors

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These accounts are a mix of adventure, images from a lost world, and stories of the practical problems of plant collecting.
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Published February 15th 2004 by Timber Press (first published September 2003)
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Kay
Verdict: A tad too methodical

Enticing jacket blurb: "In Surinam, plant hunter F.W. Hostmann allowed vampire bats to suck his toes; Thomas Drummond was attached by a bear in the North American woods; George Forrest narrowly escaped rampaging lamas in Western China; and, in Fiji, Berthold Seemann recorded which plants cannibals used as an accompaniment to human flesh."

Well, if that doesn't pull you in, what will? I must say, though, the book doesn't entirely live up to its promise. Arranged by co
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