Explorers' Botanical Notebook

In the Footsteps of Theophrastus, Marco Polo, Linnaeus, Flinders, Darwin, Speke and Hooker

Author: Florence Thinard

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN:

Category: Botanists

Page: 176

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"This book follows the journey of over 80 pioneering botanists and the important findings and collections they have made. It includes each journey and routes taken with the help of maps and personal notes. Each story explains the complications and difficulties that each botanist had to overcome but the many discoveries made along the way."--

Botanical Notebook

Author: Morris De Judicibus

Publisher: UoM Custom Book Centre

ISBN:

Category: Botany

Page: 232

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The information presented in this book gives an overview of the structure and function of plants. It starts by briefly describing some principle plant studies of the past and how these contributions have enriched each sucessive generation in building the ever-increasing knowledge of plant life.

An Explorer's Notebook

Essays on Life, History, and Climate

Author: Tim Flannery

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 206

An invaluable collection of think pieces from a climate change expert and the author of the #1 international bestseller The Weather Makers. Tim Flannery is one of the world’s most influential scientists, a foremost expert on climate change credited with discovering more species than Charles Darwin. But Flannery didn’t come to his knowledge overnight. With its selection of exhilarating essays and articles written over the past twenty-five years, An Explorer’s Notebook charts the evolution of a young scientist doing fieldwork in remote locations to the major thinker who has changed the way we think about global warming. In over thirty pieces, Flannery writes about his journeys in the jungles of New Guinea and Indonesia, about the extraordinary people he met and the species he discovered. He writes about matters as wide-ranging as love, insects, population, water and the stresses we put on the environment. He shows us how we can better predict our future by understanding the profound history of life on Earth. And he chronicles the seismic shift in the world’s attitude toward climate change. An Explorer’s Notebook is classic Flannery—wide-ranging, eye-opening science, conveyed with richly detailed storytelling. “Tim Flannery is in the league of all-time great explorers like Dr. David Livingstone.” —Sir David Attenborough

The Botanyfather

Composition Notebook, Birthday Journal for Botany Plant Explorers to Write On

Author: M. Shafiq

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 108

View: 170

There is something magical about a book waiting to be filled with your own work. Whether it's a beautifully detailed sketch or a fun doodle drawing and Journaling. This unique Composition Notebook is perfect for Youth, Children, and People of All Ages to create their masterpiece on. Filled with 101+ blank standard 6"x 9" sized pages and a high-Quality full-Color Soft Matte Cover. Lined Blank Notebooks are perfect for: Stocking Stuffers & Gift Baskets Birthday & Christmas Gifts College / School Notes Graduation & End of School Year Gifts Summer Travel Journaling Art Classes Doodle Diaries & much more...

The Explorers

A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success

Author: Martin Dugard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 361

Learn to unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of a great, forbidding adventure and “a fascinating examination of the seven key traits of history’s most famous explorers…[with] infusions of insight and enthusiasm” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Frances Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown: the location of the Nile River’s source. They traveled deep into an uncharted African wilderness together, arrived at two different solutions to the mystery, and parted ways as sworn enemies. The feud became an international sensation on their return to England, and a public debate was scheduled to decide whose theory was correct. What followed was a massive spectacle with an outcome no one could have foreseen. In The Explorers, New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard shares the rich saga of the Burton and Speke expedition and guides readers through the seven traits that history’s most legendary explorers called on to survive their impossible journeys. In doing so, Dugard demonstrates that these traits have a most practical application in everyday life. We see St. Brendan the Navigator, driven by hope, sail into the unknown, and the curiosity that inspired John Ledyard to attempt to walk around the globe, and the perseverance Howard Carter needed to discover Tutankhamen’s tomb. From these and other examples, Dugard extracts lessons for unlocking the explorer in us all.

Good Things Come to Those Who Are Botanists

Composition Notebook, Birthday Journal for Botany Plant Explorers to Write On

Author: M. Shafiq

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 108

View: 447

There is something magical about a book waiting to be filled with your own work. Whether it's a beautifully detailed sketch or a fun doodle drawing and Journaling. This unique Composition Notebook is perfect for Youth, Children, and People of All Ages to create their masterpiece on. Filled with 101] blank standard 6"x 9" sized pages and a high-Quality full-Color Soft Matte Cover. Lined Blank Notebooks are perfect for: Stocking Stuffers & Gift Baskets Birthday & Christmas Gifts College / School Notes Graduation & End of School Year Gifts Summer Travel Journaling Art Classes Doodle Diaries & much more...

Matthew Flinders, Maritime Explorer of Australia

Author: Kenneth Morgan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 298

This book provides a thoroughly researched biography of the naval career of Matthew Flinders, with particular emphasis on his importance for the maritime discovery of Australia. Sailing in the wake of the 18th-century voyages of exploration by Captain Cook and others, Flinders was the first naval commander to circumnavigate Australia's coastline. He contributed more to the mapping and naming of places in Australia than virtually any other single person. His voyage to Australia on H.M.S. Investigator expanded the scope of imperial, geographical and scientific knowledge. This biography places Flinders's career within the context of Pacific exploration and the early white settlement of Australia. Flinders's connections with other explorers, his use of patronage, the dissemination of his findings, and his posthumous reputation are also discussed in what is an important new scholarly work in the field.

Plant Hunters

Author: Carolyn Fry

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Plant collecting

Page: 63

View: 548

They can be more richly-hued than precious stones, more valuable than gold and as alluring as undiscovered lands. This is the story of rare and unusual plants, and the botanist explorers who risked neck and nation in search of them. Open this lushly illustrated and unique volume and encounter a treasure-trove of plant hunting history. It is teeming with over 100 detailed colour illustrations from the Royal Botanic Gardens archive in Kew, plus fascinating facsimile copies of memorabilia such as pages from Linnaeus' 1732 Lapland journal, botanical notebook and sketchbook extracts and specimen drawings. From the Ancient Egyptians to the 'discovery' of Australia, it is a story rich in adventure. This unique book comes in a sturdy outer casing and has many gatefolds throughout to enhance the spectacular images presented.

Trust Me I Am a Botanist

Composition Notebook, Birthday Journal for Botany Plant Explorers to Write On

Author: M. Shafiq

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 108

View: 274

There is something magical about a book waiting to be filled with your own work. Whether it's a beautifully detailed sketch or a fun doodle drawing and Journaling. This unique Composition Notebook is perfect for Youth, Children, and People of All Ages to create their masterpiece on. Filled with 101+ blank standard 6"x 9" sized pages and a high-Quality full-Color Soft Matte Cover. Lined Blank Notebooks are perfect for: Stocking Stuffers & Gift Baskets Birthday & Christmas Gifts College / School Notes Graduation & End of School Year Gifts Summer Travel Journaling Art Classes Doodle Diaries & much more...

The Plant Hunters

The Adventures of the World's Greatest Botanical Explorers

Author: Carolyn Fry (Science writer)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 63

View: 134

From geraniums to begonias, the common plants that often adorn backyard gardens are rarely native to our region. The same goes for many of the diverse and delicious fruits and vegetables that grace our dinner tables. We take their accessibility and ubiquity for granted, unaware of the great debt we owe to the naturalists and explorers who traveled around the world in search of these then unusual plants and brought back samples and seeds—along with fantastic stories. In The Plant Hunters, Carolyn Fry pays homage to those whose obsession with plants gave rise to our own passion for botanicals and gardening. Lavishly illustrated with more than one hundred images from the archives at the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, The Plant Hunters offers an accessible history of plant exploration and discovery through short, informative entries. From the naturalists of Alexander the Great’s entourage to pioneering botanists such as Joseph Hooker, Joseph Banks, and Alexander von Humboldt, Fry’s history covers the globe in its celebration of our fascination with plants. She shows how coconut trees and numerous fruits and vegetables were spread from one country to many, and the significant role that newly discovered plants, including tulips, tea, and rubber, have played in economic history. The Plant Hunters also traces the establishment of botanical gardens and the many uses of plants in medicine. In addition to stunning botanical drawings, the book features several unique facsimiles, including a letter from Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy; extracts from Joseph Hooker’s notebooks; an extract from the orchid sketchbook of John Day; and an original map of Kew Gardens made in 1740 by Jean Rocque. This gorgeous and entertaining history will be a perfect gift for gardeners, and anyone fascinated by the intersection of the histories of science and discovery.