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George Forrest

£24.99

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George Forrest was a legendary plant collector in the heyday of the British Empire. His career spanned the decades before and after the First World War. Risking his safety and health, he discovered hundreds of new species, introduced many plants to our gardens, and became one of the most outstanding plant collectors in the Sino-Himalaya. As many plants were named after him, he is well known in gardening circles yet this is the first biography of Forrest, and the first book on him for fifty years.;This book, published to celebrate the centenary of Forrest's first setting out for the mountains of Yunnan, south-west China, brings Forrest to life, drawing on his own letters and those of his contemporaries. It tells of Forrest's adventures and his escape from death at the hands of warring Lamas. It shows the influence of his patrons, describes the excitement of his plant and animal discoveries, and reveals his rivalry with other plant hunters, Reginald Farrer and Frank Kingdon Ward.;Published in association with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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Author(s):
Brenda McClean
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28 x 22 x 2.5cm
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1851494618
ISBN-13:
9781851494613
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Antique Collectors' Club
Title:
George Foster Plant Hunter

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George Forrest was a legendary plant collector in the heyday of the British Empire. His career spanned the decades before and after the First World War. Risking his safety and health, he discovered hundreds of new species, introduced many plants to our gardens, and became one of the most outstanding plant collectors in the Sino-Himalaya. As many plants were named after him, he is well known in gardening circles yet this is the first biography of Forrest, and the first book on him for fifty years.;This book, published to celebrate the centenary of Forrest's first setting out for the mountains of Yunnan, south-west China, brings Forrest to life, drawing on his own letters and those of his contemporaries. It tells of Forrest's adventures and his escape from death at the hands of warring Lamas. It shows the influence of his patrons, describes the excitement of his plant and animal discoveries, and reveals his rivalry with other plant hunters, Reginald Farrer and Frank Kingdon Ward.;Published in association with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Author(s):
Brenda McClean
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
28 x 22 x 2.5cm
Edition:
2004
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1851494618
ISBN-13:
9781851494613
Number of pages:
239
Publisher:
Antique Collectors' Club
Title:
George Foster Plant Hunter

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