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The Resource Fathers of botany : the discovery of Chinese plants by European missionaries, Jane Kilpatrick

Fathers of botany : the discovery of Chinese plants by European missionaries, Jane Kilpatrick

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Fathers of botany : the discovery of Chinese plants by European missionaries
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Fathers of botany
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the discovery of Chinese plants by European missionaries
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Jane Kilpatrick
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eng
Summary
Many of the world's most renowned and exciting ornamental plants-including magnolias, roses, rhododendrons, tree peonies, lilies, and blue poppies-have their origins in China. In the mid-nineteenth century, professional plant hunters were dispatched by nurseries and botanic gardens to collect living botanical specimens from China for cultivation in Europe, and it is these adventurers and nurserymen who are often credited with the explosive bloom of Chinese flowers in the West. But as Jane Kilpatrick shows in Fathers of Botany, the first Westerners to come upon and document this bounty were in fact cut from a different cloth: the clergy.--
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Kilpatrick, Jane
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non fiction
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  • Botanists
  • Botany
  • Plants
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Fathers of botany : the discovery of Chinese plants by European missionaries, Jane Kilpatrick
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volume
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Contents
A dangerous vocation -- The open door -- North of the Great Wall -- Land of the white bear -- The Qinling -- A botanical Eden -- The riches of Yunnan -- Our dear project -- Convalescence and return -- A most interesting flora -- Interesting specimens -- North of the Qinling -- The Tibetan borders -- A devoted and indefatigable collector -- The flower garden of the world -- Rebellion -- Final years
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FIEb17670421
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x, 254 pages
Isbn
9781842465141
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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color illustrations ; 30 cm.
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(OCoLC)878667679
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Fathers of botany : the discovery of Chinese plants by European missionaries, Jane Kilpatrick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A dangerous vocation -- The open door -- North of the Great Wall -- Land of the white bear -- The Qinling -- A botanical Eden -- The riches of Yunnan -- Our dear project -- Convalescence and return -- A most interesting flora -- Interesting specimens -- North of the Qinling -- The Tibetan borders -- A devoted and indefatigable collector -- The flower garden of the world -- Rebellion -- Final years
Control code
FIEb17670421
Extent
x, 254 pages
Isbn
9781842465141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
color illustrations ; 30 cm.
System control number
(OCoLC)878667679

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