Wilsons China: A Century On Mark Flanagan

ISBN: 9781842463949

Published: April 15th 2010

Hardcover

256 pages


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Wilsons China: A Century On  by  Mark Flanagan

Wilsons China: A Century On by Mark Flanagan
April 15th 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781842463949 | 6.23 Mb

Edwardian botanist Ernest Wilson was the foremost plant collector of his generation, singlehandedly responsible for introducing more than one thousand plant species to Western gardens, many of them collected during his extensive travels in China.MoreEdwardian botanist Ernest Wilson was the foremost plant collector of his generation, singlehandedly responsible for introducing more than one thousand plant species to Western gardens, many of them collected during his extensive travels in China.Wilson’s China draws on Wilson’s writings and the authors’ own travels in the wild areas of China today to deliver a fascinating account of the pioneering botanist’s travels and adventures.

Armed with copies of Wilson’s own glass-plate photos of turn-of-the-century Sichuan Province, Mark Flanagan and Tony Kirkham set out to retrace Wilson’s footsteps—and with the help of Chinese guides and local knowledge, they have created new versions of Wilson’s photos. The resulting then-and-now presentation offers fascinating insight into the widespread change—and remarkable continuity—in China over a century, and serves as an informative, appreciative homage to one of history’s greatest plant hunters.



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