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The Brother Gardeners: Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date March 9, 2010
Pages 354
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307454751
ISBN-10 0307454754
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, a fascinating look at the men who made Britain teh center of the botanical world.

Bringing to life the science and adventure of eighteenth-century plant collecting, The Brother Gardeners is the story of how six men created the modern garden and changed the horticultural world in the process. It is a story of a garden revolution that began in America.
 
In 1733, colonial farmer John Bartram shipped two boxes of precious American plants and seeds to Peter Collinson in London. Around these men formed the nucleus of a botany movement, which included famous Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus; Philip Miller, bestselling author of The Gardeners Dictionary; and Joseph Banks and David Solander, two botanist explorers, who scoured the globe for plant life aboard Captain Cook’s Endeavor. As they cultivated exotic blooms from around the world, they helped make Britain an epicenter of horticultural and botanical expertise. The Brother Gardeners paints a vivid portrait of an emerging world of knowledge and gardening as we know it today.

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