Richard Spruce (1817-1893): Botanist and Explorer

 Author(s) M.R.D. Seaward and S.M.D. Fitzgerald (eds.) 
 Publisher Kew Publishing, 1996
 Description  This book explores Richard Spruce's outstanding contribution to Amazonian botany. He explored South America for 15 years, from Para in Brazil to the Andes of Ecuador and Peru, discovered thousands of plants new to science, and amassed information from local people on their uses and customs.

His work is still of major importance to today's botanists studying the plants of the Amazon.
Well illustrated.

356pp. 245 x 155mm Paperback.

ISBN: 094764394X

 
 
 Price 36.00 $59.40
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