Introduction; Prologue John Ray (1627-1705); 1. Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778); 2. Joseph Banks (1743-1820); 3. Francis Masson (1741-1805) and Carl Peter Thunberg (1742-1828); 4. David Douglas (1799-1834); 5. William Lobb (1809-1864) and Thomas Lobb (1817-1894); 6. Robert Fortune (1812-1880); 7. Marianne North (1830-1890); 8. Richard Spruce (1817-1893); 9. Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911); Bibliography
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Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin are among the best-known current popular science writers. Together, they have written many acclaimed books, including Ice Age, FitzRoy, Stardust, and Big Numbers.
Mary is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex, and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with a special interest in plants and exploration. John is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and the author of books including The Universe: A Biography, In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, and Science: A History.
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