The Plant Hunters

True Stories of Their Daring Adventures to the Far Corners of the Earth

By SILVEY, Anita

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ISBN
978-0-374-30908-4
Publisher
Farrar


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on June 1, 2012  |  Grades 5-up

Gr 5–8—Getting plants at the local garden center for one's home garden seems simple enough. But the incredible array of choices available—daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, geraniums, and begonias to name a few—is the result of centuries of global plant exploration and gathering. Organized by topic, Silvey's narrative flows from the motivation of these plant hunters, the difficulties they faced in transporting their finds across great distances, ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

This is a well-illustrated collection of anecdotes about naturalists, mostly from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, who studied an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2012

This thorough and detailed multidisciplinary account will attract readers interested in botany, history, geography, and adventure. Filled with compelling, sympathetic portraits of past explorers, including Alexander von Humboldt and Joseph Dalton Hooker, as well as contemporary scientists Anita Silvey calls “contemporary plant geeks.” Informative and well written througho...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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