Will Purdom: Agitator, Plant-hunter, Forester


Will Purdom: Agitator, Plant-hunter, Forester Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Pages: 240 Illustrations and other contents: 54 black and white illustrations, 9 colour illustrations Language: English ISBN: 9781910877371 Categories: , , , , , Tag:

In a short life full of quiet, yet heroic, endeavour, Will Purdom, the son of a gardener from the North of England, carved out a successful career as a plant-hunter and forester. He rose to become a key figure in China’s struggle to repair the ecology and sustainability of its forests after decades of ruinous logging. His name is honoured there but his self-effacing character means that he has been overlooked at home.

Francois Gordon has teased out a history of incredible hardships and life-threatening perils in the war-torn interior of China in the early years of the 20th century; of a life dedicated to discovering plants in service of Country, gardens, science and commerce. Will Purdom: Agitator, Plant-hunter, Forester is a fascinating and inspiring book that will appeal to foresters, botanists, ecologists and enthusiasts alike.

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