Guidelines on Subject Access to Individual Works of Fiction, Drama, Etc

Guidelines on Subject Access to Individual Works of Fiction, Drama, Etc

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They faced tigers, vampire bats, pirates, avalanches, floods, and more, all for the sake of something seemingly ordinary: plants! Driven by an all-consuming passion, the plant hunters traveled around the world, facing challenges at every turn: tropical illnesses, extreme terrain, and dangerous animals. They battled piranhas, tigers, and vampire bats. Even the plants themselves could be lethal! But these intrepid eighteenth- and nineteenth-century explorers were determined to find and collect new and unusual specimens, no matter what the cost. Then they tried to transport the plants-and themselves-home alive. Creating an important legacy in science, medicine, and agriculture, the plant hunters still inspire the scientific and environmental work of contemporary plant enthusiasts.Working from primary sources-journals, letters, and notes from the field-Anita Silvey introduces us to these daring adventurers and scientists. She takes readers into the heart of their expeditions to then-uncharted places such as the Amazon basin, China, and India. As she brings a colorful cast of characters to life, she shows what motivated these Indiana Jones-type heroes. In The Plant Hunters, science, history, and adventure have been interwoven to tell a largely forgotten-yet fascinating-story.
Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 1990
ISBN: 9780838933862
0838933866
Branch Call Number: 025.498 G941 1990
Characteristics: v, 40 p. ; 23 cm

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