A Pioneering Plantsman: A.K. Bulley and the Great Plant Hunters

By: McLean, Brenda

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New, unblemished. 79 b/w and 32 color illus. This is the story of Arthur K. Bulley (1861-1942), a colorful eccentric and visionary with a nose for profit and a love for flowers. He paid intrepid plant hunters to scour the mountains of China and the Himalayas for alpine and hardy plants. The plant hunters became famous, new species were discovered and gardens became enriched. Some of the plants introduced by Bully were several crocuses rhododendrons, Himalayan primulas and many other alpine flowers. Using formerly unpublished archives, author Brenda McLean shows the depth and passion Bulley had for flowers, often angering conservationists. He created natural habitats and a nursery to show and promote new flowers.; 184 pages

Title: A Pioneering Plantsman: A.K. Bulley and the Great Plant Hunters

Author Name: McLean, Brenda

Categories: Botany, Science & Technology, Nature, Horticulture, Gardening,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, The Stationery Office: 1997

ISBN: 0112500188

ISBN 13: 9780112500186

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Size: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Seller ID: 1270

Keywords: NATURALISTS BOTANISTS BIOGRAPHY Plant Hunters Plant hunters China Himalayas Tibet Burma Crocuses Primula Rhododendron,