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The plant messiah : adventures in search of the world's rarest species / Carlos Magdalena.

Magdalena, Carlos, (author.).
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  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 333.9531 MAGD (Text) 39391006882524 Nonfiction Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello 333.95 MAGDALENA (Text) 37743002266965 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 333.9531 Magdalen (Text) 31208912568302 non-fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385543613
  • ISBN: 0385543611
  • ISBN: 9780525436669
  • ISBN: 0525436669
  • Physical Description: 261 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2017]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-255).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Introduction : a messiah's manifesto -- Genesis -- Kew calling -- Resurrection in Rodrigues Island -- The messiah in Mauritius -- Talking tortoises -- River deep, mountain high -- The recycling plant -- Water babies -- Victoria's secrets -- Warm waterlilies -- Hot property -- Bolivian botany -- Peruvian plants -- Flora of Australia -- Epilogue : anyone can be a messiah.
Summary, etc.:
"Carlos Magdalena is not your average horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants. First captivated by the flora and his native Spain, he has traveled to the remotest parts of the globe in search of exotic species. Renowned for his pioneering work, he has committed his life to protecting plants from man-made ecological destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors. In The Plant Messiah, Magdalena takes readers from the Amazon to the jungles of Mauritius to deep within the Australian outback in search of the rare and the vulnerable. Back in the lab, we watch as he develops groundbreaking, left-field techniques for rescuing species from extinction, encouraging them to propagate and thrive once again. Along the way, he offers moving, heartfelt stories about the secrets contained within these incredible organisms. Passionate and absorbing, The Plant Messiah is a tribute to the diversity of life on our planet, and the importance of preserving it."--Dust jacket.
Subject: Magdalena, Carlos.
Plant conservation.
Rare plants.
Endangered plants.
Horticulturists > Biography.
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection.
NATURE / Plants.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Horticulture.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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