Smallest Kingdom, The : Plants and Plant Collectors at the Cape of Good Hope

Smallest Kingdom, The : Plants and Plant Collectors at the Cape of Good Hope

Book Title: Smallest Kingdom, The : Plants and Plant Collectors at the Cape of Good Hope

Author: H. Walter Lack

Format: Hardback | 300 pages

Publication Date: 15 Sep 2011

ISBN-13: 9781842463895

The Smallest Kingdom is an illustrated account of the botanical exploration of South Africa's Cape Floral Kingdom and the plants that this region has given to the gardens of the world over the last four centuries. Over Kew's 250 year history, Cape plants and their collectors have contributed greatly to the establishment of the Royal Botanic Gardens,Kew as the pre-eminent centre for botanical research. The book is illustrated throughout with full colour botanical paintings, and will appeal to conservationists, gardeners, botanists, historians, botanical artists, naturalists, and visitors to the Cape.