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The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 4: Books VIII and IX

Flora / Fauna

Series: The Ambonese Herbal Volume: 4

By: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

604 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Yale University Press

Hardback | May 2011 | #186547 | ISBN-13: 9780300153736
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NHBS Price: £65.00 $83/€76 approx

About this book

Volume 4 contains Book VIII: Containing Potherbs Used for Good, Medicine, and Sport; and Book IX: Concerning Bindweeds, as well as Twining and Creeping Plants.


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Biography

Georgius Everhardus Rumphius (1627-1702), a soldier and naturalist, arrived on the island of Ambon in Indonesia in 1653 and until his death devoted himself to the task of documenting the tropical environment he encountered there. The late E. M. Beekman, a highly acclaimed authority on colonial and Dutch language and literature, was Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was also an accomplished poet and novelist and the author of two dozen books.

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