Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker: traveller and plant collector

By: Desmond, Ray

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Small tear at tip of spine of jacket. Sir Joseph Hooker is well known as Director of Kew Gardens, but his explorations of the Himalayas and the Southern Hemisphere are equally distinguished aspects of his career. A close friend of Charles Darwin, he too derived scientific insights and inspiration from his visits to the exotic island floras of New Zealand, Australia and the Falklands, as well as encountering the very distinctive Cape Flora of South Africa. The exquisitely Colonial tableau of an Indian collector presenting (who looks a bit like Edward Lear) with a Rhododendron - described with superb tact by Ray Desmond as a 'whimsical composition' - is shown on the rear end papers; the front shows a route map of his travels on the ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror'. 286, (1) pp.

Title: Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker: traveller and plant collector

Author Name: Desmond, Ray

Categories: Biographies,

Edition: 1st edition

Publisher: Antique Colectors' Club & R.B.G. Kew: 1999

ISBN Number: 1 85149 305 0

ISBN Number 13: 9781851493050

Binding: Hard covers, dust jacket

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 15527

Keywords: English