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The Plant Hunters

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  31 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Tales of the botanist explorers who enriched our gardens.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Lyons Press (first published June 15th 1970)
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Tittirossa
Mi piace sapere le "cose", e le piante mi hanno sempre affascinato (da leggere ed ammirare, non da coltivare!).
Questo libro è una miniera di informazioni, ben raccontate, su come alcune delle specie che diamo per banalmente scontate siano arrivate fino a noi (anzi, sopravvissute!).
Sapere le cose cambia la loro percezione: guardare la perfetta bellezza di un'orchidea è sempre un'esperienza piacevole, ma sapere che la sua patria di origine era una valle himalayana, che per farne arrivare un bulb
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Bill
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Who were the botanists who brought plants back to Great Britain and Europe? This book will tell you with some exicting adventure tales about their travels. The book has an Anglo-centric read to it. Go on and enjoy.
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