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    Description"Botanic Gardens: A Living History" is a comprehensive and practical guide to the world's foremost botanic gardens. This visually stunning book unearths the fascinating history of the botanic garden, from the first modern gardens founded in Northern Italy in the sixteenth century, to the technological achievements of contemporary gardens, such as the Eden Project in Cornwall. "Botanic Gardens" draws on a range of iconographic and textual treasures including photography, architectural plans, drawings, scientific journals and personal accounts. The key personalities involved in the establishment of the gardens are profiled - an extraordinary catalogue of explorers, scientists, noblemen, botanists, visionaries and dreamers. The architecture of the gardens is explored and the gardens' relationship with the wider world is also dealt with in depth. Featuring text by a range of writers including historians, scientists, horticulturalists and architects, this book is the only truly comprehensive and up to date survey of these institutions. Global in scope and culturally important, "Botanic Gardens" is a vibrant beautiful book.


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    Title
    Botanic Gardens
    Subtitle
    A Living History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Brian Johnson, By (author) Scot Medbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 234 mm
    Height: 286 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,982 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781904772729
    ISBN 10: 1904772722
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    BIC subject category V2: PST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BIC subject category V2: WMB
    B&T General Subject: 380
    BISAC V2.8: GAR018000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15850
    BISAC V2.8: GAR006000
    B&T Approval Code: A62180000
    DC22: 580.73
    BISAC V2.8: NAT000000
    LC classification: QK71 .B68 2007
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: PST, WMB
    Illustrations note
    265 b&w & colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Black Dog Publishing London UK
    Imprint name
    Black Dog Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 July 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A wide range of expert voices chart the development of the botanic garden, including Rosie Atkins (founder of Gardens Illustrated magazine), Mike Maunder (Director of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden), John Parker (Director of Cambridge University Botanic Garden), Holly Shimizu (Director of the United States Botanic Garden), Gregory Long (President of the New York Botanical Garden) and Margaret Stevens (Founder and President of the Society of Botanical Artists).
    Review quote
    "A comprehensive look at these fascinating institutions." The Evening Standard "The feeling of wonderment that botanic gardens can bring is captured in this book perfectly." BBC Homes and Antiques "Enjoyable reading... Anyone interested in the scope of botanic gardens, including relatively unknown and recently founded institutions, will find this book a useful reference." BBC Gardens Illustrated