A Reunion of Trees: The Discovery of Exotic Plants and Their Introduction into North American and European Landscapes
|Rating||:||4.37 (611 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||270 Pages|
The peregrinations of the nurserymen, explorers, and philanthropists responsible for these exquisite florilegiums, not to mention the garden plants we now take for granted, have been superbly documented in A Reunion of Trees. (Ruth Johnstone Wales Christian Science Monitor)Charming and handsomely illustratedattractivewell-researched, and written with warmth and verve. (Linda Yang New York Times Book Review)Spongberg has written a grand adventure story about the migration of woody plants around the worldThis tale of th
Spongberg is Horticultural Taxonomist at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University.Sam B. Stephen A. Warner, Jr. . is Visiting Professor of Urban History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Frank Crombe said Enjoyed. I wonderful look at trees. Enjoyed it very much.. P. van Rijckevorsel said A genuine treat for tree lovers. The title pretty much sums up the contents. Essentially a book to commemorate the ca 100 year existence of the Arnold Arboretum, this book contains a wealth of historical material. My personal favorite is the story on the "One Millon Dollar Tree".What the title does not describe is the illustrations. There are a few color photographs, but also some exq
Stephen Spongberg's vividly written and lavishly illustrated "travel story" of trees and shrubs tells of intrepid explorers who journeyed to the far corners of the globe and brought back to Europe and North America a wealth of exotic plant species.