Gardeners, Gurus and Grubs
The Stories of Garden Inventors & Innovations New edition
By (author) George Drower
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Gardeners, Gurus and Grubs by George Drower
Book DescriptionThis treasure trove of gardening information relates the stories of fifty inventions, innovations and discoveries that have transformed our gardening techniques.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750930055
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author George Drower
Heligoland, Paperback (June 2011)
The story of how the British traded part of their empire to the Germans and lived to bitterly regret it
Boats, Boffins & Bowlines, Paperback (May 2011)
Many of us know the story of modern sailing pioneers but what about those unsung heroes who invented the mechanisms and technology which enabled sailors to speed across the oceans and navigate more safely. From cloud classification and screw propellers to radio telephones and the measurement of tides, this title offers a collection of stories.
Garden Heroes and Villains, Paperback (November 2006)
A follow up to "Gardeners, Gurus and Grubs", this collection of stories looks at the heroes and villains of the gardening world. It talks about: how Heron of Alexandria surprised unwelcome visitors to his garden in the ancient times by squirting water over them from his newly invented fountain; the story of the garden gnome; and more.
Boats, Boffins and Bowlines, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by George Drower
Featuring a foreword by Ben Ainslie, Olympic gold medal winner, this book reveals the stories behind the apparatus used by sailors and navigators. It tells how: Frenchman Boulanger produced the first binoculars in 1859; and William Armstrong devised the yacht winch. It also covers: screw propellers; radio telephones; fibreglass boat, and more.
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