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The Brother Gardeners

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From the bestselling author of The Invention of Nature , a fascinating look at the men who made Britain teh center of the botanical world. Bringing to life the science and adventure of eighteenth-century plant collecting, The Brother Gardeners is the story of how six men created the modern garden and changed the horticultural world in the process. It is a story of a garden revolution that began in America. In 1733, colonial farmer John Bartram shipped two boxes of precious American plants and seeds to Peter Collinson in London. Around these men formed the nucleus of a botany movement, which included famous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus; Philip Miller, bestselling author of The Gardeners Dictionary ; and Joseph Banks and David Solander, two botanist explorers, who scoured the globe for plant life aboard Captain Cook's Endeavor. As they cultivated exotic blooms from around the world, they helped make Britain an epicenter of horticultural and botanical expertise. The Brother Gardeners paints a vivid portrait of an emerging world of knowledge and gardening as we know it today.

Creased spine, otherwise very good condition overall.

Item details

Author(s):
Andrea Wulf
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First Vintage Books edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0307454754
ISBN-13:
9780307454751
Number of pages:
354
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Title:
The Brother Gardeners - Botany, Empire, and the Birth of an Obsession

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From the bestselling author of The Invention of Nature , a fascinating look at the men who made Britain teh center of the botanical world. Bringing to life the science and adventure of eighteenth-century plant collecting, The Brother Gardeners is the story of how six men created the modern garden and changed the horticultural world in the process. It is a story of a garden revolution that began in America. In 1733, colonial farmer John Bartram shipped two boxes of precious American plants and seeds to Peter Collinson in London. Around these men formed the nucleus of a botany movement, which included famous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus; Philip Miller, bestselling author of The Gardeners Dictionary ; and Joseph Banks and David Solander, two botanist explorers, who scoured the globe for plant life aboard Captain Cook's Endeavor. As they cultivated exotic blooms from around the world, they helped make Britain an epicenter of horticultural and botanical expertise. The Brother Gardeners paints a vivid portrait of an emerging world of knowledge and gardening as we know it today.

Creased spine, otherwise very good condition overall.

Author(s):
Andrea Wulf
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First Vintage Books edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0307454754
ISBN-13:
9780307454751
Number of pages:
354
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Title:
The Brother Gardeners - Botany, Empire, and the Birth of an Obsession

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