The Romance of Plant Hunting


    CAPTAIN KINGDON WARD has written a book of considerable interest both to the lover of plants and also to the geographer and traveller, since he is able to show not only the interest which attaches to plant collecting, but also the many difficulties which the good plant collector must overcome in order to be successful. Botanists and keen gardeners are likely to be more interested in his book than the public at large since he naturally has to refer to so many plants by their Latin names. The general reader, however, is amply compensated by the fine set of pictures both of general scenes and particular plants with which the book is illustrated.

    The Romance of Plant Hunting.

    By Capt. F. Kingdon Ward. Pp. xi + 275 + 8 plates. (London: E. Arnold and Co., 1924.) 12s. 6d. net.

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    The Romance of Plant Hunting . Nature 115, 10–11 (1925).

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