The Resource The botanical treasury : celebrating 40 of the world's most fascinating plants through historical art and manuscripts, edited by Christopher Mills

The botanical treasury : celebrating 40 of the world's most fascinating plants through historical art and manuscripts, edited by Christopher Mills

Label
The botanical treasury : celebrating 40 of the world's most fascinating plants through historical art and manuscripts
Title
The botanical treasury
Title remainder
celebrating 40 of the world's most fascinating plants through historical art and manuscripts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christopher Mills
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For centuries, an eclectic group of plants have captivated the world and propelled explorers to extraordinary lengths to collect them. The botanical treasury brings together centuries of botanical adventures and discoveries. It features a full-color exploration of our most important and interesting plants; facsimiles of rarely seen letters, maps, and journals from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; and forty beautifully reproduced prints. Equally extraordinary are the stories associated with the discovery of these plants, revealing the lengths to which collectors and growers would go to find them
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
580.22/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QK98.3
LC item number
.B67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The botanical treasury : celebrating 40 of the world's most fascinating plants through historical art and manuscripts, edited by Christopher Mills
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Issued in clamshell box
  • "This book shows some truly extraordinary plants, and their associated stories will surprise and delight. ... In the pages following, the plants' stories are supported by a wide selection of wonderful images produced over the last 400 years. These paintings, prints and drawings, along with the supporting documents, are all reproduced from originals held in the Library and Archives of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew."--Introduction
Accompanying material
40 color prints
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 172) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sweet healer from the north -- The bounty of Botany Bay -- Ancestors from another age: baobabs -- The fruits of paradise -- Prickles, petals and twisted spines -- A beauty from the east -- The quest for quinine -- Oranges and lemons ... -- Plants that change body and mind -- Seed plants from the dawn of time -- From eastern medicine to western gardens -- Growing with dinosaurs -- Exploring the secrets of the bottle gourd -- Lifeblood of the ancient world -- The heavy price of sugar cane -- Delicate dancers from the east -- Everywhere over the rainbow -- The search for the Siroi lily -- The lotus: a sacred symbol of the east -- The sky's the limit: magnificent magnolias across the world -- Maize: a cereal bound for success -- A beautiful carnivore -- The power of poppies -- Capturing the blue vanda -- The orchid queen -- Traveller of the tropics -- Steeples from the Zambesi delta -- Weaving fabric from the stuff of life -- Power and glory: the climbing passionflower -- Proud heralds of spring -- Phoenix from the ashes -- The secret plants of Sikkim -- "one perfect rose": the delicate damask -- From foul smells to inner stars -- Kew's glorious "bird of paradise" -- Fatal attraction: the "corpse flower" of Kew -- The plant that sparked a flower frenzy -- Queen of the waterlilies -- Plant platypus: Angola's amazing tree-tumbo -- Feed the world
Control code
ocn920944448
Dimensions
28 cm +
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780226369341
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015034532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40025877594
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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u230118
System control number
(OCoLC)920944448

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