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There's a good book about Ferdinand Bauer's adventures--Ferdinand Bauer--The Australian Natural History Drawings by Marlene F. Norst; amazing journey with lots of inadvertent extended stays in various places due to shipwreck...If I remember right, he returned to London with a wombat, though no one was paying much attention since it coincided with Trafalger's victory and the loss of Nelson...Those guys--Parkinson is another favorite of mine--were so gutsy!

On the American side of the water, there were the Bartrams--The Brother Gardeners by Andrea Wulf, and an old book, The Travels of William Bartram edited by Mark Van Doren.  And The Collector, David Douglas and the Natural History of the Northwest.   And Chrysalis, Maria Sibylla Merian and the Secrets of Metamorphosis by Kim Todd; and Flower Hunters by Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin...So many books, so little time...
Kathy 
On Dec 10, 2014, at 9:54 AM, Jenny Keller wrote:

Well of course you probably already know about Sidney Parkinson, who accompanied captain James Cook on Cook's first voyage of circumnavigation. The official botanist on the trip was Joseph Banks, but it was Sydney who drew plants as fast and furiously as he could as they were brought on board. Sydney did not survive the trip, but his drawings live on…

Other names that come to mind are: Alexander von Humboldt, and Ferdinand Bauer (Ferdinand's brother Franz is also famous for drawing plants, but not for going exploring to get them).

Jenny

On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 9:21 AM, Amy J. Gagnon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
A few years ago I read Kate Furbish and the Flora of Maine, which lead to reading Margaret Mee's Amazon, both were fascinating.  Mark Catesby was another interesting one.  I wondered if anyone has suggestions for books on other similar botanist explorers?  

Thanks!

Amy

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