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Introduction; Prologue John Ray (1627-1705); 1. Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778); 2. Joseph Banks (1743-1820); 3. Francis Masson (1741-1805) and Carl Peter Thunberg (1742-1828); 4. David Douglas (1799-1834); 5. William Lobb (1809-1864) and Thomas Lobb (1817-1894); 6. Robert Fortune (1812-1880); 7. Marianne North (1830-1890); 8. Richard Spruce (1817-1893); 9. Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911); Bibliography

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John and Mary Gribbin are popular science writers who have collaborated on many books, including Richard Feynman: A Life in Science, Annus Mirabilis: 1905, Albert Einstein, and the Theory of Relativity, and Big Numbers: A Mind Expanding Trip to Infinity and Back. They live in East Sussex, in the UK.
Books by the same authors:
Fitzroy: The Remarkable Story of Darwin's Captain and the Invention of the Weather Forecast, 2004
Ice Age: How a change of climate made us human, 2003 The Universe: a Biography, 2007


A lovely version...This volume is filled with useful, well-organised information...Evelyn's work is a treat. Christian Review The assiduous Gribbins have uncovered much splendid detail in this bouquet of 11 floral explorers. Christopher Hirst The Independent

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