The Plant Hunters: The Adventures Of The World's Greatest Botanical Explorers by Carolyn FryThe Plant Hunters: The Adventures Of The World's Greatest Botanical Explorers by Carolyn Fry

The Plant Hunters: The Adventures Of The World's Greatest Botanical Explorers

byCarolyn Fry

Hardcover | August 4, 2017

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The Plant Hunters tells the story of our fascination with plants and

the discovery of new species. From ancient times, when Alexander

the Great included naturalists in his entourage, this intriguing story

moves across the world, as plants such as coconut trees, roses

and numerous fruits and vegetables were introduced from one

country to another.

The book traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the

discovery through exploration of plants that made or broke

economies, for instance tulips, tea and rubber. Travelling right

around the world and throughout history, this is the tale of the

botanical pioneers who changed the face of landscapes.

Carolyn Fry is a journalist and author specializing in science, conservation and natural history. A former Editor of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society, she is a contributor to BBC Online (science and technology), New Scientist, BBC Wildlife, The Times, Independent on Sunday, theguardian.com (environment) ...
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Title:The Plant Hunters: The Adventures Of The World's Greatest Botanical ExplorersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.5 × 7.5 × 0.5 inPublished:August 4, 2017Publisher:Carlton BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0233005161

ISBN - 13:9780233005164

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