Botanical Revelation European encounters with Australian plants before Darwin

Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2020-03-01
Publisher(s): NewSouth
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Combining science, horticulture, art, and economics, this lavishly illustrated book—with many never-before-published images—reveals the motives and complex networks that led to the international spread of knowledge and cultivation of hundreds of Australian plants in Europe in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Based on the superb Peter Crossing Collection, Botanical Revelation documents a revolutionary phase in the understanding of Australia’s flora and science more generally.

Author Biography

David J Mabberley is a botanist, educator, and writer best known for The plant-book: A portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. He has held a range of academic positions in Australia, Europe, and the US, and worked with leading horticultural and botanical organisations around the world. He is also the author of Painting by Numbers: The life and art of Ferdinand Bauer.

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