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George Forrest plant hunter

by Brenda McLean

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Antique Collectors" Club in association with the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh in Woodbridge .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scotland,
  • China,
  • Himalaya Mountains Region
    • Subjects:
    • Forrest, George, 1873-1932.,
    • Plant collectors -- Scotland -- Biography.,
    • Plant collecting -- China -- History.,
    • Plant collecting -- Himalaya Mountains Region -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 228) and index.

      StatementBrenda McLean.
      GenreBiography.
      ContributionsRoyal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK31.F72 M38 2004
      The Physical Object
      Pagination239 p. :
      Number of Pages239
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3345041M
      ISBN 101851494618
      LC Control Number2004351840
      OCLC/WorldCa55521129

      GEORGE FORREST - THE MAN. George Forrest was born at Falkirk on the 13th March, , and from his earliest days he wandered about the countryside, along the burns and over the hillsides, as any country boy would, watching the birds, flowers, fish and butterflies. An inborn faculty. Books reviewed. Botanical text by Hideaki Ohba; translated by Yoko Otsuki. Endangered Plants of Japan: A Florilegium. Pauline M. Dean. Portfolio of a Botanical Artist. Brenda McLean. George Forrest, Plant Hunter. H. J. Noltie. The Dapuri Drawings. Alexander Gibson and the Bombay Botanic Garden.

        George Forrest: Plant Hunter is a fascinating and beautifully illustrated book that portrays the life of a dedicated plant collector and also gives the background for the origin of many of the plants that ornament our gardens today. It is a must for the library of any keen gardener.   McLean, B. George Forrest, plant hunter McLean, B. George Forrest, plant hunter Robson, Norman BOOK REVIEWS â in Germany would have liked â it is nevertheless a good, well-written history of the formative period of the development of evolutionary synthesis in a nation that had, as I noted in the above-mentioned review, initially received Darwinism .

        Robert Fortune – a plant hunter in the Orient Alistair Watt Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, , (ISBN ); hard cover, pp. RRP: UK £ ; US $70 (University of Chicago Press); AU $95 (Florilegium). Also available through Amazon, Book . Many gardeners are vaguely aware of the "greats" of plant exploration, such as E. H. Wilson, George Forrest, or John Tradescant. Fewer may know the names of today's plant explorers or recognize the makings of a new golden age of plant discovery.


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George Forrest was a legendary plant collector in the heyday of the British Empire. His career spanned the decades before and after the First World War.

Risking his safety and health, he discovered hundreds of new species, introduced many plants to our gardens, and became one of the most outstanding plant collectors in the Sino-Himalaya.5/5(1). George Forrest was a legendary plant collector in the heyday of the British Empire.

His career spanned the decades before and after the First World War. Risking his safety and health, he discovered hundreds of new species, introduced many plants to our gardens, and became one of the most outstanding plant collectors in the Sino-Himalaya/5.

George Forrest: Plant Hunter - Brenda McLean - Google Books George Forrest was a legendary plant collector in the heyday of the British Empire.

His career spanned the decades before and after the. George Forest was a professional plant collector in the heyday of the British Empire.

Risking his safety and health, he discovered hundreds of new species, introduced many plants to our gardens, and became one of the most outstanding plant collectors in the Sino-Himalaya.

This book tells of Forrest's adventures and his legendary escape from death at the hands of warring Lamas. Written by Brenda McLean and entitled George Forrest, Plant Hunter, the book provides a detailed history of his life and includes rare access to family archives as.

Forrest never found the time to complete a written account of his experiences as a plant hunter, though he described his arduous first expedition in the Gardeners' Chronicle in under the apt heading "The Perils of Plant Collecting".

His name lives on in numerous species epithets. The book traces the journeys of 10 of the most significant plant hunters, from the 18th century to the last of the professionals, Frank Kingdon-Ward. It travels with Captain Cook and Sir Joseph Banks to South America, New Zealand and Australia.

It treks over miles across North America with David Douglas, who laid claim to by: 4. George Forrest has been called “Scotland's Indiana Jones of the plant world”, and this book tells his story, drawing from his family archives and material in the collections of 5/5(3).

George Forrest was born in Falkirk on the 13 th Marchbut by the time he left school at the age of 18, he was living in Kilmarnock with his eldest brother James who encouraged his love of nature and the outdoors.

His first job working with plant derived drugs in a pharmacy and a trip to the outback of Australia further fuelled his. Mandarin Books George Forrest Plant Hunter [] - George Forrest was a legendary plant collector in the heyday of the British Empire.

His career spanned the decades before and after the First World War. Risking his safety and health, he discovered hundreds of new species, introduced many plants to our gardens, and became one of the most outstanding. George Forrest: Plant Hunter by McLean, Brenda and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - George Forrest Plant Hunter by Mclean, Brenda - AbeBooks.

Forrest died suddenly near Tengchong, in Yunnan, inwhere he was buried. The collections made during his seventh and last trip were promptly sent back to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, while he remains buried in the land where he made so many discoveries.

Sources: McLean, B. George Forrest, Plant Hunter. George Forrest was a legendary plant collector in the heyday of the British Empire. His career spanned the decades before and after the WW I.

This book tells of Forrest's adventures and his escape from death at the hands of warring Lamas. It shows the influence of his patrons and describes the excitement of his plant and animal discoveries.

#HappyReading. Summary: "George Forrest was a legendary plant hunter in the heydey of the British Empire. Risking his health and safety, he set off for China in on the first of seven expeditions to the remote mountains of the Sino-Himalaya. He collected mule-loads of. The Plant Hunters book.

Read 44 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Driven by an all-consuming passion, the plant hunters traveled ar /5. Publisher Synopsis "One of the most successful of all plant hunters" Roy Lancaster "The intrepid Scotsman George Forrest introduced some of the greatest garden rarities, including many rhododendrons from Western China.

He is revered for his courage and perseverance in an age when plant exploration held many dangers" Penelope Hobhouse Read more. "One of the most successful of all plant hunters" Roy Lancaster "The intrepid Scotsman George Forrest introduced some of the greatest garden rarities, including many rhododendrons from Western China.

He is revered for his courage and perseverance in an age when plant exploration held many dangers" Penelope Hobhouse/5(2). During the First World War he went plant hunting and he was up against George Forrest, an Edinburgh plant hunter who wouldn’t let anyone stray on his patch, which as far as he was concerned was the whole of China.

Farrer was terrified of Forrest and went off to various remote areas, mainly because he wasn’t allowed to go anywhere interesting. George Forrest, Plant Hunter by Brenda McLean is published by the Antique Collectors' Club (ACC) in association with the RBGE, price £.

McLean, B. George Forrest, plant hunter Bibliographical papers concerned with the study of rare books, manuscripts and illustrative material, and analytical and enumerative bibliographies are also published. and analytical and enumerative bibliographies are also published.

Archives of Natural History is published by Edinburgh University Author: Norman Robson. The plant hunters: Adventurers who transformed our gardens would put Indiana Jones to shame The greatest collector of all was arguably George Forrest, who died of a heart attack in Yunnan in.George Forrest, Plant Hunter Gwen Bell, Seattle, Washington Plant hunters were remarkable men.

George Forrest was such a man with many talents. It is now years since he was born in Falkirk, Scotland, and 44 years since he died in China. Legend has it that the Edwardian plant-hunter Reginald Farrer loaded a shotgun with seeds collected on an expedition to Ceylon and fired them into a rock cliff and gorge.

George Forrest .