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Botanical Revelation: European encounters with Australian plants before Darwin

by Mabberley, D.J.

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  • Catalogue No : 41611
  • ISBN : 9781742236476
  • Published : 2019
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 384

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Acclaimed author David Mabberley provides a ground-breaking analysis of early European understanding of Australia's flora. 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. Features:

David Mabberley is one of the world's foremost botanical scholarsof early colonial Australia

The detailed story of early European encounters with Australianplants is told here for the first time

A beautifully designed and produced book packed with stunningillustrations, many never before published

Uses a comprehensive private library - the Peter Crossing Collection - devoted to the early encountering, documenting and illustrating of Australian plants by Europeans before Darwin came here in1836 - to tell a fascinating story

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