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Flower hunters.Artist/Author: Gribbin, Mary and John Gribbin.
WAS $30. The flower hunters were intrepid explorers – remarkable, eccentric men and women who scoured the world in search of extraordinary plants, and helped establish the new science of botany. This book not only brings their adventures to life, but also describes the lasting impact of their discoveries both on science and on our gardens. Includes John Ray (1627-1705); Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778); Joseph Banks (1743-1820); Francis Masson (1741-1805) and Carl Peter Thunberg (1742-1828); David Douglas (1799-1834); William Lobb (1809-1864) and Thomas Lobb (1817-1894); Robert Fortune (1812-1880); Marianne North (1830-1890); Richard Spruce (1817-1893); Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911). Also available in hardcover [stock id 27298].