RHS THE SECRETS OF GREAT BOTANISTS


RHS THE SECRETS OF GREAT BOTANISTS

MATTHEW BIGGS    Book Number: 87939    Product format: Hardback

Horticultural and botanical drawings and colour photographs decorate full pages of this beautifully made Royal Horticultural Society publication, period botanical watercolours to provide inspiration and practical guidance for gardeners of all levels. Arranged in chronological order, each of the 35 profiles covers one botanist from Pedanius Dioscorides c.AD40-90, Leonhart Fuchs 1501-1566, Mary Somerset 1603-1715, William Dampier 1651-1715, Carl Linnaeus 1707-1778, Jeanne Baret 1740-1807, Anna Atkins 1799-1871, Marianne North 1830-1890, Henry Nicholas Ridley whose major achievement was 'The Flora of the Malay Peninsular' and for his developments in tapping rubber trees and discovery of new species, his numerous scientific papers and books on relationships between animals and plants. Ernest Wilson found Clematis armandii and other species with purple-tinted leaves and vanilla-scented, rose-mauve flowers hardier than many. For each botanist their life story, discoveries and legacy rolls into special features revealing their secrets, the qualities that brought them success and showing what ordinary gardeners can learn from them. 224 beautifully decorated pages.
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ISBN 9781784724979
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