By: Ray Desmond
476 pages, Col & b/w illus
This new edition of the classic work The History of the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew is the definitive history of the world's greatest botanic gardens. Comprehensively revised, this richly illustrated reference takes in every aspect of Kew's history over two centuries - from its origin, pivotal roles in collecting, classifying and identifying the world's plants, the commercial crops it gave to the British Empire, to being a world renowned institution at the cutting edge of plant science.
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