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Botanical Riches: The Story Of Botanical Exploration

This pictorial history of plant cultivation explores the systematic searches and scientific botanical discoveries that have been made in botany throughout the ages. Vividly showcasing the splendor and beauty of flora from around the globe, more than 300 lush color photographs, engravings, lithographs, and hand-colored illustrations—taken from Australia's State Library of Victoria’s bountiful collection of herbals, botanical primers, and large format tomes—display a wealth of botanical riches, while accompanying captions discuss how cultivation methods have changed over the years.

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing (February 28, 2007)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0522852017

ISBN-13: 978-0522852011

Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10 inches

Shipping Weight: 8 ounces

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