Botanic gardens: modern-day arks.

Botanic gardens: modern-day arks. Sara Oldfield.
Botanic gardens: modern-day arks.

London: New Holland, (2010. reprint). Quarto, colour photographs, fine copy in dustwrapper.

Considers the essential conservation role of botanic gardens. Chapters feature gardens from around the world, including the UK, US, Australia, Germany, Turkey, Uganda, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil and China, revealing how a global network is striving to save our botanical heritage. Comments and photographs from the botanists involved lend an important personal angle to the text and reveal the important but little-known work that goes on behind the scenes of these beautiful gardens. In this elegant and engaging book, Sara Oldfield shows how botanic gardens truly are 'modern day arks' safeguarding species and saving resources on which we may soon depend.

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