Joseph Hooker: Botanical Trailblazer

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Joseph Hooker: Botanical Trailblazer Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew Publishing Pages: 64 ISBN: 9781842464694 Categories: ,

A compelling account of Joseph Hooker as a plant collector extraordinaire. Joseph Hooker was one of the creators of the modern scientist – medical graduate, botanist, plant collector and adventurer– who circled the globe, discovering, describing, naming or introducing over 12,000 plants that have changed the face of our gardens and landscape.
Extensively and beautifully illustrated from the archives of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew the book highlights Hooker’s relationships with family, travelling companions, friends and colleagues who influenced his life and botanical ideas.
Paperback
64 pages and 80 colour images

9781842464694

Weight0.35 kg

Author Biography

Pat Griggs joined Kew in 1988 as a science writer and now works in the Conservation and Specialist Training team. Jim Endersby is a senior lecturer in the History Department at the University of Sussex and the author of Imperial Nature: Joseph Hooker and the Practices of Victorian Science.