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The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession - Andrea Wulf
The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
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One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds...Over the next forty years, Bartram would... show more
One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds...Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a ha
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780099502371 (0099502372)
Publisher: Windmill Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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