Planting the World : Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany by Jordan Goodman 9780007578863

Planting the World : Joseph Banks and His Collectors: an Adventurous History of Botany

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Embark on an extraordinary journey through the annals of botanical exploration and discovery. "Planting the World: Joseph Banks and his Collectors" by Jordan Goodman unveils the captivating tale of how Joseph Banks and the intrepid plant hunters of Kew Gardens forever altered the course of history. Delve into the thrilling expeditions that spanned the globe, unearthing exotic and wondrous plant species that not only enriched scientific knowledge but also fueled Britain's colonial ambitions. This meticulously researched account weaves a tapestry of adventure, scientific curiosity, and the relentless pursuit of botanical treasures that would ultimately shape the world as we know it today.

Jordan Goodman, a renowned historian, takes readers on an exhilarating voyage through the golden age of botanical exploration. With a keen eye for detail and a storyteller's flair, Goodman breathes life into the daring exploits of these intrepid collectors, painting vivid portraits of their triumphs and tribulations as they navigated uncharted territories in search of elusive flora. From the lush tropics to the arid deserts, no corner of the globe was left unexplored in their quest to unravel the mysteries of the plant kingdom.

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