The tree collector: the life and explorations of David Douglas

By: Lindsay, Ann and House, Syd

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A rather pedestrian biography of a great botanical pedestrian and canoeist, whose travels in North America brought a major haul of new plant introductions to British gardens and whose discoveries of new trees were legendary. Douglas perished under dubious circumstances in Hawaii, gaining him semi-mythical status as the archetypal backwoodsman. Though this is a good paperback read, William Morwood's Traveler in a vanished landscape (1973) is a more insightful treatment. x, 246 pp., 8 pp. of monochrome photographs.

Title: The tree collector: the life and explorations of David Douglas

Author Name: Lindsay, Ann and House, Syd

Categories: Trees,

Edition: Paperback edition with new appendix, first published in 1999 as David Douglas, explorer and botanist

Publisher: Aurum: 2005

ISBN Number: 1 84513 052 9

ISBN Number 13: 9781845130527

Binding: Paper covers

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2025

Keywords: English