Herbarium Slipcase Edition by Robyn StaceyHerbarium Slipcase Edition by Robyn Stacey

Herbarium Slipcase Edition

byRobyn Stacey, Ashley Hay

Hardcover | February 21, 2005

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Robyn Stacey, one of Australia's most famous photographers, opens the doors of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney herbaria, and the history of Australia's flora in this well-illustrated volume on the nature of collecting. Accompanied by essayist, Ashley Hay, this collection of photographs tells the stories of those who collected, and what and when they collected, as well as the scientific background of each of the specimens.
Ashley Hay is an Australian author of fiction and nonfiction. She has written over twenty-five essays and short stories. In 2016, she won the Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing for her work, The forest at the edge of time. It was first published in the Australian Book Review and will also be included in the anthology The Best A...
Title:Herbarium Slipcase EditionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:164 pages, 13.39 × 9.65 × 1.34 inPublished:February 21, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521603927

ISBN - 13:9780521603928

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Table of Contents

Herbarium: Ashley Hay; Plates: The New World; Scientific fascination; Hobby and decoration; Exotics Robyn Stacey; Botanical notes: National Herbarium of New South Wales.

Editorial Reviews

"What makes this book most remarkable is Hay's photography, which is simply outstanding...While this work has the finish adn flair of a standard-fare coffee-table book, it is certainly more than just a collection of pretty images. There is enough textual substance to give the reader a good glimpse into the history and nature of the National Herbarium of New South Wales, while the images, in these reviewers' opinions, are extraordinarily striking and leave a truly lasting impression." - Donald W. Brown, Assitant Librarian and Assitant Bibliographer, Jame Shriver, Assistant Archivist, Huntia