The Plant Hunters tells the story of our fascination with plants and the discovery of new species. Fromancient times, when Alexander the Great included naturalists in his entourage, this intriguing storymoves across the world, as plants such as coconut trees, roses and numerous fruits andvegetables were introduced from one country to another. The book traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the discovery through exploration of plantsthat made or broke economies, for instance tulips, tea and rubber. Travelling right around the world andthroughout history, this is the tale of the botanical pioneers who changed the face of landscapes.

ISBN: 9780233005164
Author: Fry, Carolyn
Publication date: 01/05/2017
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
Dimension: 237mm X 185mm