Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: past and present

By: Turrill, W.B.

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Jacket price-clipped, otherwise intact. An insider's history of Kew Gardens, from its pre-Royal origins to its postwar flowering as a scientific and horticultural research station. The author was keeper of the herbarium and library at Kew; prior to Ray Desmond's recent history this was the best-balanced account of the development of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Other histories, such as the unfortunately named Hookers of Kew (unexpectedly popular with American buyers) have tended towards the sycophantic; Turrill concentrates on the changing functions of the garden and the growing importance of its herbarium, library and research labs.

Title: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: past and present

Author Name: Turrill, W.B.

Categories: Kew,

Publisher: Herbert Jenkins: 1959

Binding: Hard covers, dust jacket

Book Condition: V.g.

Jacket Condition: V.g.

Seller ID: 690

Keywords: English