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Plant hunting for Kew

Plant hunting for Kew

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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Subjects:
    • Plant collecting,
    • Botanical specimens -- Collection and preservation,
    • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 214) and index.

      Statementedited F. Nigel Hepper ; foreword by Sir David Attenborough.
      ContributionsHepper, F. N.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK5 .P55 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 222 p. :
      Number of Pages222
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1908784M
      ISBN 100112500382, 0112500536
      LC Control Number90113612

      Plant Hunting for Kew by Nigel Hepper 7 Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Plus postage, Dr Toby Musgrave has a passion for garden design and garden history which began at a very early age and shows no signs of abating. An independent scholar since Toby is an international authority on garden history and design. He shares his passion and knowledge as an author - 10 books and counting, a lecturer - in the classroom at DIS, online with Learning with Experts, aboard Expedition.

      The Plant Messiah: Adventures in Search of the World’s Rarest Species Penguin Books $ Add to cart; The Last Great Plant Hunt: The Story of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Seddon, Sue, Carolyn Fry, Gail Vines. $ Add to cart; Wilson’s China: a century on. Flanagan, Mark and Tony Kirkham. $ Add to cart; Seeds of Adventure: In. A botanical garden or botanic garden is a garden dedicated to the collection, cultivation, preservation and display of a wide range of plants labelled with their botanical may contain specialist plant collections such as cacti and other succulent plants, herb gardens, plants from particular parts of the world, and so on; there may be greenhouses, shadehouses, again with special.

      The Plant List is a working list of all known plant species. It aims to be comprehensive for species of Vascular plant (flowering plants, conifers, ferns and their allies) and of Bryophytes (mosses and liverworts).. Collaboration between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden enabled the creation of The Plant List by combining multiple checklist data sets held by these. Reginald John Farrer (17 February – 17 October ), was a traveller and plant collector. He published a number of books, although is best known for My Rock travelled to Asia in search of a variety of plants, many of which he brought back to England and planted near his home village of Clapham, North YorkshireAlma mater: Balliol College, Oxford.


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Contact. Contact our online team Phone: +44 (0) Email: [email protected] Get in touch with Kew Phone: +44 (0)20 Email: [email protected] Extreme plant hunting in the Archive As a recent graduate in English Literature with a particular fascination for the Victorian period and travel writing, Kew’s Archive is a continually fascinating place to explore and experience the work of archivists.

Home Read & watch Plant hunting in Thailand. Our gardens might be closed but you can still escape to Kew and Wakehurst whilst you're at home. Visit Virtual Kew today. 29 January This magnificent country is highly biodiverse, with aro to 12, plant species. These plants are an essential part of the ecosystems that provide.

The book explores Kew's history through the era of the great Victorian plant hunters and the British Empire; to the austere years during the World Wars; right through to the modern post war period, when the Gardens' iconic buildings and plant collections were restored to their former glory under the directorship of Sir Edward Salisbury and his.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xv, pages: illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm. "The Plant Hunters" tells the story of our obsession with plants. This book contains topics that range from the entourage of Alexander the Great which included naturalists to the establishment of botanical gardens and the discovery through exploration of the plants that have made or broken economies, such as tulips, tea and rubber.5/5(6).

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Featuring many rare images from the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and 12 items of facsimile memorabilia--including extracts from the notebooks of famed explorers and naturalists--The Plant Hunters casts a fascinating light on the human past and future/5(16).

This sumptuously illustrated book gives a broad overview of the history of plant-hunting. The telling details are well-chosen, but the chapters are short, and I was left wanting more. If you are new to the subject this book is a good place to start, while more experienced readers might want something a little more in-depth.4/5.

Plant Hunting for Kew Author F. Nigel Hepper (Ed.) Format/binding Paperback Book condition Used - Very Good Quantity available 1 Binding Paperback ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Her Majestys Stationery Office Place of Publication London Date published Bookseller catalogs Natural History; Size 4to.

Kew’s first official plant hunter was Francis Masson, whose expedition to South Africa in the s introduced over 40 species of Pelargonium. The Encephalartos altensteinii cycad brought back by Masson to Kew in flourishes still: the world’s oldest pot plant.

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Kew is a global repository for plant science, holding more than 7 million dried and pressed plant specimens, o living types of plant, and more than 1bn seeds in the Millennium Seed Bank.

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