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An empire of plants

people and plants that changed the world

by Toby Musgrave

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Published by Cassell, Distributed in the United States of America by Sterling Pub. in London, New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plants -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 188) and index.

    StatementToby & Will Musgrave.
    ContributionsMusgrave, Will.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSB71 .M87 2000
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 p. :
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3965008M
    ISBN 100304354430
    LC Control Number2001269824
    OCLC/WorldCa44933906

    An excellent book on the interrelationship between botany and empire - particularly in regards to the "peacock flower" of the Caribbean, which was used as an /5.   For All the Tea in China is an adventure story in the guise of a history book, and is a delight to read. It follows the work of botanist Robert Fortune, who in the s was tasked by the British East India Company to travel illegally into the Chinese hinterland and steal high-quality tea plants and seeds, as well as the secrets to processing /5.

      Thus the French observer was correct when he predicted in , “The empire of cotton is ensured; King Cotton is not dethroned.” This post has been adapted from Sven Beckert's book, Empire Author: Sven Beckert. Empire of a Thousand Planets is volume two in the French comic book (or bande dessinée) science fiction series Valérian and Laureline created by writer Pierre Christin and artist Jean-Claude ed by: World Without Stars.

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (previously titled Guns, Germs and Steel: A Short History of Everybody for the L Years) is a transdisciplinary non-fiction book by Jared , Guns, Germs, and Steel won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the Aventis Prize for Best Science Book.A documentary based on the book, and produced by the Author: Jared Diamond. It is a large format book covering approx. species with some full page photographs. The book is very expensive at Rs. discounted. Common Flowers of India by & by Publications division (Rs. ) - highlights common plants. I have not gone through the book, though it appears quite good with good quality pictures.


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