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The European Discovery Of The Indian Flora

ISBN is 019854684X /
Published by Oxford University Press 1992
Condition: Good+
Categories: , SKU: 1570

Description

The European discovery of the Indian flora : The flora of the Indian subcontinent has stirred European curiosity and investigation for over two millennia. From pepper, a coveted commodity of the lucrative spice trade, to rhododendrons, orchids, and alpine flowers, cherished in innumerable British gardens and conservatories, Indian plants have long been highly prized in the West. This book surveys European perceptions of the diversity of the Indian flora, and examines its impact on European commerce and culture –including botany, horticulture, and floral art–from antiquity to modern times. An epilogue briefly surveys the development of botanical studies since the independence of India and Pakistan in 1947. This exceptional, richly illustrated volume will interest amateur and professional botanists, horticulturists, and students of Indian history and culture.

    Additional information

    Book Author

    Ray Desmond

    Publisher

    Oxford University Press

    Published

    1992

    ISBN 10

    019854684X

    Language

    English

    Condition

    Good+

    Format

    Hardcover

    • Pp.355,
    • Full brown rexine with gilt title to spine,
    • Dust Jacket
    • Good in condition