Seeds of Adventure
In Search of Plants
Normal Price: $95.00
Your Price: $85.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $9.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $4.28 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 7-10 days
Seeds of Adventure by Peter Cox
Book DescriptionThis book is the story of the extensive travels made by two Peters in search of plants in Turkey, India, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Tibet. On nearly every expedition, they explored territory where no western plant hunters had been since such great explorers as Frank Kingdon Ward, and some of the trails they followed were so remote and rough that they had never before been botanised. Every trip was an adventure, and every adventure bore the seeds of success. Where the Himalayan range meets the gorge country of south-west China lies the richest temperate flora in the world. Here the plant life can mate, mutate and migrate in an evolutionary stew that challenges the botanist to classify it. With their Chinese and Indian colleagues, the Peters introduced many plants, especially rhododendrons, new or lost to cultivation, often saving them from extinction, many of which can be grown outside in the temperate regions of Europe and the United States of America.
Buy Seeds of Adventure book by Peter Cox from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781870673587
(300mm x 237mm x 39mm)
Imprint: Garden Art Press
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Cox
Desert War, Paperback (May 2015)
The full story of the WWII battle of Sidi Rezegh in Libya in 1941 in which the New Zealand Division played a major role.
Passing the Police Recruit Assessment Process, Paperback (June 2010)
An essential guide to passing the police recruit assessment process.
Moving People, Paperback (February 2010)
Presents an introduction to sustainable transport development in practice via a series of case studies. This book offers a practical way into the complexities of post-development theory. It is suitable for those in the area of environmental sustainability and transport policy.
Passing the PCSO Recruit Assessment Process, Paperback (July 2007)» View all books by Peter Cox
Expert guidance to help you succeed in the PCSO Recruit Assessment Process.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Seeds of Adventure book by Peter Cox and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Peter Cox
Peter Cox was brought up with plant hunting in his blood and with its influences all around him. He is a world authority on rhododendrons, has run the famous Glendoick Gardens nursery and written more books on rhododendrons than anyone else. Peter Hutchison is a keen gardener and plantsman who became the first Chairman of Trustees at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and was later Chairman of the Forestry Commission. Both Peters come from the East of Scotland but share a wild garden on the mild western coast where they grow plants they have collected.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687