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The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 5: Books X, XI and XII

Flora / Fauna

Series: The Ambonese Herbal Volume: 5

By: Georgius Everhardus Rumphius and EM Beekman

615 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Yale University Press

Hardback | Jun 2011 | #186548 | ISBN-13: 9780300153743
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NHBS Price: £65.00 $79/€73 approx

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Volume 5 covers Book X: Concerning Wild Plants, at Random; Book XI: Deals with the Remaining Wild Plants; and Book XII: Concerning the Little Sea Trees, Stony Sea Growths, Which Resemble Plants; The Auctuarium, or the Augmentation to The Ambonese Herbal.

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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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