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Pearls, Spices and Green Gold: An Illustrated History of Biodiversity Exploration in Sri Lanka

By: Rohan Pethiyagoda

241 pages, colour illus

Wildlife Heritage Trust Publications

Hardback | Jan 2007 | #177351 | ISBN-13: 9789559114383
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £42.99 $53/€48 approx

About this book

The fascinating story of the discovery of Sri Lanka's biodiversity, from the beginnings of European colonization to the post-Independence era, is told through the lives of the explorers, artists and scientists who discovered, depicted and described the island's plants and animals.

The history comes to life through more than 300 photos of paintings, prints and portraits of all key figures. Pearls, Spices and Green Gold is an invaluable source-book of biographical and historical information for anyone interested in Sri Lankan natural history.

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