The Founding Gardeners

The Founding Gardeners

A follow-up to Andrea Wulf's award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and ...

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409022572

Category: History

Page: 400

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A follow-up to Andrea Wulf's award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America. Through a series of vignettes spanning the Declaration of Independence to the death of Adams and Jefferson exactly fifty years to the day afterwards, these stories that weave the political, the personal and the botanical and are in turns funny, fascinating and moving. The Founding Gardeners shows that it is impossible to understand these visionary men and the American nation without considering their love of gardening.
Categories: History

The Brother Gardeners

The Brother Gardeners

This is the story of these men - friends, rivals, enemies, united by a passion for plants.

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446439562

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 522

One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds... Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would foster a national obsession and change the gardens of Britain forever: Philip Miller, author of the bestselling Gardeners Dictionary; the Swede Carl Linnaeus, whose standardised botanical nomenclature popularised botany; the botanist-adventurer Joseph Banks and his colleague Daniel Solander who both explored the strange flora of Tahiti and Australia on Captain Cook's Endeavour. This is the story of these men - friends, rivals, enemies, united by a passion for plants. Set against the backdrop of the emerging empire and the uncharted world beyond, The Brother Gardeners tells the story how Britain became a nation of gardeners.
Categories: History

Chasing Venus

Chasing Venus

This extraordinary book tells their story and how one single event prompted the first international scientific collaboration.

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448108022

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 492

On two days in 1761 and 1769 hundreds of astronomers pointed their telescopes towards the skies to observe a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. United by this momentous occasion, scientists from around the globe came together to answer the essential question: how can the universe be measured? In Chasing Venus Andrea Wulf paints a vivid portrait of the rivalries, triumphs and misfortunes that befell these men, along with their passion and determination to succeed. This extraordinary book tells their story and how one single event prompted the first international scientific collaboration.
Categories: History

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature

Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different ...

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385350679

Category: Nature

Page: 496

View: 116

The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism. NATIONAL BEST SELLER One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Economist, Nature, Jezebel, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, New Scientist, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard, The Spectator Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden. With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written book, Andrea Wulf shows the myriad fundamental ways in which Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world, and she champions a renewed interest in this vital and lost player in environmental history and science.
Categories: Nature

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt

Tegneserie - graphic novel. An illustrated recounting of Alexander Von Humboldt's five year expedition in South America incorporating Humboldt's own sketches, drawings and manuscripts

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 147366831X

Category: Explorers

Page: 272

View: 559

Meet Alexander von Humboldt: the great lost scientist, visionary, thinker and daring explorer; the man who first predicted climate change, who has more things named after him than anyone else (including a sea on the moon), and who has inspired generations of writers, thinkers and revolutionaries . . . In The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, 88-year-old Humboldt takes us on a fantastic voyage, back through his life, tracing his footsteps around the rainforests, mountains and crocodile-infested rivers of South America when he was a young man. Travel with him to Venezuela, to Lake Valencia, the Llanos and the Orinocco, and follow him during his time in Cuba, Cartagena, Bogota and his one-year trek across the Andes, as he climbs the volcano Chimborazo, explores Inca monuments, and visits Washington D.C. to meet Thomas Jefferson and campaign for the abolition of slavery. With encounters with indigenous peoples, missionaries, colonists and jaguars, and incorporating Humboldt's own sketches, drawings and manuscripts, this is a thrilling adventure story of history's most daring scientist.
Categories: Explorers

Gardeners of Identity

Gardeners of Identity

As a delegate of the San Francisco Basque Club , Jacques was one of NABO's
founders , becoming its second vice president ( 1974–1976 ) , third president (
1976–1978 ) , and again vice president ( 1978–1979 ) during the 1970s . He was
 ...

Author: Pedro J. Oiarzabal

Publisher: Center for Basque Studies UV of Nevada, Reno

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215346284

Category: Basques

Page: 365

View: 673

"Examines the history and development of Basque communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and the institutions they have created. Includes statistics on Bay Area Basque associations"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Basques

Taylor s Guide to Gardening in the South

Taylor s Guide to Gardening in the South

She was a founding editor of Fine Gardening magazine and now writes and edits
for The Herb Companion and other publications . As a gardener , she specializes
in herbs , fragrant plants , and flowers for cutting to make fresh and dried ...

Author: Rita Buchanan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: UVA:X002120868

Category: Gardening

Page: 391

View: 666

Provides information on garden design, adaptable and native plants, lawns, and gardening throughout the year in states from Delaware to northern Florida and Louisiana
Categories: Gardening

Gardeners on the Go

Gardeners on the Go

... many saloons and breweries that occupied the area until prohibition and for
the founding of the Boeing Company here ... Julius Russo ( now offering retail
sales ) and Oasis Water Gardens ( a valuable haunt for water Gardeners on the
Go ) .

Author: Stephanie J. Feeney

Publisher:

ISBN: 0963985396

Category: Garden centers (Retail trade)

Page: 250

View: 769

These hand-crafted excursions feature many of the most famous Northwest horticultural landmarks as well as a healthy helping of those special out-of-the-way finds that put the spice in every day of exploration. Each tour comes complete with detailed driving directions and suggested tour timing as well. Ms. Feeney, who has been a professional restaurant reviewer and travel writer, incorporates suggestions for lunch en route as well as, perhaps, a pastry and a Northwest latte to get the explorations off on the right foot. Those who would like to extend the tours will find a charming inn or a bed and breakfast recommended, which itself often features something of botanical interest to the garden-loving guest.Maybe it's a trip by ferry to one of Seattle's neighboring islands, with a picnic along the waterfront in the glory of spring (Feeney even tells her readers which ferry to take and which parking lots have the best rates ); or, perhaps, it's a visit to a turn-of-the-century glass conservatory to enjoy the flowering cacti and orchids in late winter; or, for that matter, it may be the delights of a shop brimming with antique garden ornaments that draws one -- they are all opportunities to enjoy in Gardeners on the Go: Seattle.There are scores of travel and tour guides to the Pacific Northwest. First and foremost, this is a book for gardeners. You won't find the hours for the Museum of Flight listed or directions to the Space Needle -- although you will find directions to The Woodland Park Zoo in order to enjoy the innovative and award-winning 2-1/2 acre Rain Forest exhibit and the grounds designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers. You will also find directions to a little-knowngarden shop filled-to-bursting with 300-year-old Tunisian window grills, genuine Asian granite basins and lanterns and the gleanings of annual trips to the country village markets of France.In Gardeners on the Go: Seattle Feeney combines her encyclopedic knowledge of the region with the infectious enthusiasm that has been a hallmark of 7 editions of the popular Directory in leading her readers to some of the most exciting, most inspiring and sometimes the most well-hidden treasures that the adventuresome gardener can find within a day's journey of Seattle. Gardeners on the Go: Seattle is a personal invitation to join her on twenty trips of discovery.
Categories: Garden centers (Retail trade)

Gardeners Chronicle New Horticulturist

Gardeners Chronicle   New Horticulturist

... Plant Propagators ' Society held in the Conference Hall at the Syon Park
Gardening Centre on September 18. ... members heard the story ( on tape ) of the
founding and functions of the I.P.P.S. from James S. Wells who , more than
anyone ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2977074

Category: Gardening

Page:

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Categories: Gardening

Taylor s Guide to Natural Gardening

Taylor s Guide to Natural Gardening

Contributors Roger Holmes , the general editor of this book , was a general editor
of Taylor's Guide to Gardening in the Southwest and the editorial consultant for
Taylor's Guide to Gardening Techniques . He was the founding editor of Fine ...

Author: Roger Holmes

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: CORNELL:31924067919088

Category: Gardening

Page: 507

View: 848

An illustrated guide to environmentally conscious gardening offers readers advice on growing wildflowers and native plants while saving or re-creating the natural landscape. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Categories: Gardening

The Gardener s Essential

The Gardener s Essential

This wonderful book contains a selection of the best and most important passages from Gertrude Jekyll's many books on gardening.

Author: Gertrude Jekyll

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846892902

Category: Gardening

Page: 283

View: 779

This wonderful book contains a selection of the best and most important passages from Gertrude Jekyll's many books on gardening. It is divided into eight chapters, on subjects from Design and Ornament and Colour and Scent to Flowers in the House, each one filled with sound common sense, wise advice and enormous knowledge which Gertrude includes in her books. Gertrude Jekyll (1843 - 1932) was one of the founding figures of modern British gardening. 'The greatest artist in horticulture and garden planting that England had produced.' Christopher Hussey
Categories: Gardening

Gardeners Chronicle the Horticultural Trade Journal

Gardeners Chronicle  the Horticultural Trade Journal

Planted by H . R . H . The Princess Royal on May 8 , 1957 to commemorate the
75th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Forestry Society . References The
Trees of Great ... COLEGRAVE ' S. Gardeners Chronicle / HTJ , May 14 , 1976 45.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B650910

Category: Gardening

Page:

View: 630

Categories: Gardening

Popular Gardening and Living Outdoors

Popular Gardening and Living Outdoors

A NEW column of monthly pointers for midwestern readers makes its debut in this
issue of POPULAR GARDENING , joining the four regional columns that have
been featured in the magazine since its founding in 1950 . The states covered by
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924070826619

Category: Gardening

Page:

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Categories: Gardening

Exotic Gardening in Cool Climates

Exotic Gardening in Cool Climates

As was evident from the Tradescants , plant collections at this time must have
contained many plants other than herbs . These early collectors were , by virtue
of their interest in plants per se , the founding fathers of gardening as we know it .

Author: Myles Challis

Publisher: Fourth Estate Classic House

ISBN: CORNELL:31924073228524

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 651

Categories: Gardening

The Victorian Garden

The Victorian Garden

One of the founding aims of The Gardeners ' Chronicle in 1841 was to improve
gardeners ' education , and Lindley abhorred the gulf between the art of
horticulture , ' whatever concerns the mere manner of executing the operations '
and the ...

Author: Thomas M. Carter

Publisher: Salem House Pub

ISBN: PSU:000019782195

Category: Gardening

Page: 186

View: 344

Categories: Gardening

Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening

With the introduction of chemical gardening on a large scale at the beginning of
this century , and its subsequent effect upon the soil and the systems of ... Sir
Howard is considered the founding father in the school of organic gardening .

Author: Chuck Pendergast

Publisher:

ISBN: 0883650096

Category: Organic farming

Page: 162

View: 878

Categories: Organic farming

Irish Gardening and Horticulture

Irish Gardening and Horticulture

... to those nurserymen, plant breeders and professional horticulturists whose
success was inspired by their love of gardening. ... 1816 saw the founding of the
Horticultural Society of Ireland, followed by local societies through the country.

Author: E. Charles Nelson

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924001879968

Category: Gardening

Page: 235

View: 635

Categories: Gardening

The Invention of Nature

The Invention of Nature

Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution.

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848548992

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 637

WINNER OF THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD WINNER OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2016 'A thrilling adventure story' Bill Bryson 'Dazzling' Literary Review 'Brilliant' Sunday Express 'Extraordinary and gripping' New Scientist 'A superb biography' The Economist 'An exhilarating armchair voyage' GILES MILTON, Mail on Sunday Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) is the great lost scientist - more things are named after him than anyone else. There are towns, rivers, mountain ranges, the ocean current that runs along the South American coast, there's a penguin, a giant squid - even the Mare Humboldtianum on the moon. His colourful adventures read like something out of a Boy's Own story: Humboldt explored deep into the rainforest, climbed the world's highest volcanoes and inspired princes and presidents, scientists and poets alike. Napoleon was jealous of him; Simon Bolívar's revolution was fuelled by his ideas; Darwin set sail on the Beagle because of Humboldt; and Jules Verne's Captain Nemo owned all his many books. He simply was, as one contemporary put it, 'the greatest man since the Deluge'. Taking us on a fantastic voyage in his footsteps - racing across anthrax-infected Russia or mapping tropical rivers alive with crocodiles - Andrea Wulf shows why his life and ideas remain so important today. Humboldt predicted human-induced climate change as early as 1800, and The Invention of Nature traces his ideas as they go on to revolutionize and shape science, conservation, nature writing, politics, art and the theory of evolution. He wanted to know and understand everything and his way of thinking was so far ahead of his time that it's only coming into its own now. Alexander von Humboldt really did invent the way we see nature.
Categories: History