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Title: PlantExplorers.com
Url: https://www.plantexplorers.com/
Publisher: PlantExplorers.com
Description: While traveling through distant (and not-so-distant) lands for the primary purpose of discovering new plant species may not seem like everyone's cup of tea, this fine website pays homage to those very intrepid souls who devoted to their life to that pursuit. The site is not solely devoted to "plant explorers", although visitors will want to begin by browsing through the sections that introduce some of the key figures in the field. Visitors will be introduced to Joseph Banks, who traveled with Captain James Cook around the world and Joseph Hooker, who traversed the Himalayas collecting and identifying various plant species. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, these profiles are quite welcome, as are the feature articles on the site, which include contemporary material on the creation of the Scottish Plant Collectors' Garden in Pitlochry, Scotland, and the search for the Hers Juliana Lilac by one Freek Vrugtman, who himself is the International Registrar of Lilacs. For those who may find themselves wanting to pay a visit to a botanic garden after visiting this website, the site also includes a page that lists some of the most prominent botanical gardens across the globe.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Personal bibliography -- C -- Cook, James
Geography. Anthropology. Recreation -- Geography (General) -- History of discoveries, explorations, and travel
Science -- Botany -- Biography
Science -- Botany -- Botanical illustration and artists -- Biography
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Biology
Science -- Biological and life sciences
Science -- Botany
Key Concept: Agriculture -- Plants
Resource Type: Collection
Reference Material
Audio/Visual -- Graph
Instructional Material
Audio/Visual -- Image/Image Set
Reference Material -- Bibliography
Instructional Material -- Case Study
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Graduate/Professional
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Language: English
Rights: PlantExplorers.com and Plant Explorers Inc.
Access Rights: Free access
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