The Founding Gardeners

A follow-up to Andrea Wulf's award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and ...

The Founding Gardeners

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409022579

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A follow-up to Andrea Wulf's award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America. Through a series of vignettes spanning the Declaration of Independence to the death of Adams and Jefferson exactly fifty years to the day afterwards, these stories that weave the political, the personal and the botanical and are in turns funny, fascinating and moving. The Founding Gardeners shows that it is impossible to understand these visionary men and the American nation without considering their love of gardening.

Founding Gardeners

Founding Gardeners

Author: Andrea Wulf

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From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf reveals for the first time this aspect of the revolutionary generation. She describes how, even as British ships gathered off Staten Island, George Washington wrote his estate manager about the garden at Mount Vernon; how a tour of English gardens renewed Thomas Jefferson's and John Adams's faith in their fledgling nation; how a trip to the great botanist John Bartram's garden helped the delegates of the Constitutional Congress break their deadlock; and why James Madison is the forgotten father of American environmentalism. These and other stories reveal a guiding but previously...

The Brother Gardeners

Follows the lives of six men who shared a passion for plants and a love of gardening in eighteenth-century London, who made Britain the epicenter of horticulture, and transformed gardening from an aristocratic pastime to a national ...

The Brother Gardeners

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307454754

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Follows the lives of six men who shared a passion for plants and a love of gardening in eighteenth-century London, who made Britain the epicenter of horticulture, and transformed gardening from an aristocratic pastime to a national obsession.

The Invention of Nature

Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different ...

The Invention of Nature

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385350678

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The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism. NATIONAL BEST SELLER One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the Costa Biography Award, the Royal Geographic Society's Ness Award, the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Finalist for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, the Kirkus Prize Prize for Nonfiction, the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award A Best Book of the Year: The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Economist, Nature, Jezebel, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, New Scientist, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Evening Standard, The Spectator Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. In North America, his name still graces four counties, thirteen towns, a river, parks, bays, lakes, and mountains. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, whether he was climbing the highest volcanoes in the world or racing through anthrax-infected Siberia or translating his research into bestselling publications that changed science and thinking. Among Humboldt’s most revolutionary ideas was a radical vision of nature, that it is a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. Now Andrea Wulf brings the man and his achievements back into focus: his daring expeditions and investigation of wild environments around the world and his discoveries of similarities between climate and vegetation zones on different continents. She also discusses his prediction of human-induced climate change, his remarkable ability to fashion poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and his relationships with iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar and Thomas Jefferson. Wulf examines how Humboldt’s writings inspired other naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth, and Goethe, and she makes the compelling case that it was Humboldt’s influence that led John Muir to his ideas of natural preservation and that shaped Thoreau’s Walden. With this brilliantly researched and compellingly written book, Andrea Wulf shows the myriad fundamental ways in which Humboldt created our understanding of the natural world, and she champions a renewed interest in this vital and lost player in environmental history and science.

The Gardeners Monthly and Horticulturist

The founder ent counties of the State , and in this way is better of the vast
establishment now directed by M . L . Linden in the Rue de Chaume , he there
carried on * able to represent the condition of things over its an extensive trade
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The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt

Now Andrea Wulf partners with artist Lillian Melcher to bring this daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt's own diaries, atlases, and publications.

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1524747386

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A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, comes a breathtakingly illustrated and brilliantly evocative recounting of Alexander Von Humboldt's five year expedition in South America. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. His theories and ideas were profoundly influenced by a five-year exploration of South America. Now Andrea Wulf partners with artist Lillian Melcher to bring this daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt's own diaries, atlases, and publications. She gives us an intimate portrait of the man who predicted human-induced climate change, fashioned poetic narrative out of scientific observation, and influenced iconic figures such as Simón Bolívar, Thomas Jefferson, Charles Darwin, and John Muir. This gorgeous account of the expedition not only shows how Humboldt honed his groundbreaking understanding of the natural world but also illuminates the man and his passions.

A Recipe for Gentrification

Many community gardeners also commented on the ancestral connection their
communities had to working with the earth, even if white society did not recognize
that connection or knowledge. Mills recounted: “all of us [founding gardeners] ...

A Recipe for Gentrification

Author: Alison Hope Alkon

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479834432

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How gentrification uproots the urban food landscape, and what activists are doing to resist it From hipster coffee shops to upscale restaurants, a bustling local food scene is perhaps the most commonly recognized harbinger of gentrification. A Recipe for Gentrification explores this widespread phenomenon, showing the ways in which food and gentrification are deeply—and, at times, controversially—intertwined. Contributors provide an inside look at gentrification in different cities, from major hubs like New York and Los Angeles to smaller cities like Cleveland and Durham. They examine a wide range of food enterprises—including grocery stores, restaurants, community gardens, and farmers’ markets—to provide up-to-date perspectives on why gentrification takes place, and how communities use food to push back against displacement. Ultimately, they unpack the consequences for vulnerable people and neighborhoods. A Recipe for Gentrification highlights how the everyday practices of growing, purchasing and eating food reflect the rapid—and contentious—changes taking place in American cities in the twenty-first century.

An Encyclopaedia of Gardening

Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture,
and Landscape Gardening : Including All the Latest Improvements, a General
History of ... which loudly indicates Nero as the founder of modern gardening .

An Encyclopaedia of Gardening

Author: John Claudius Loudon

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An Encyclop dia of Gardening

Comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture,
and Landscape Gardening; Including All the Latest Improvements; a General
History of ... which loudly indicates Nero as the founder of modern gardening .

An Encyclop  dia of Gardening

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Journal of Horticulture and Practical Gardening

... and the those efforts were appreciated , how the appreciation continually
reached lower and lower . At the time the Society was founded , and for years
later , the most ordinary flowers were rarely to be found except on the tables of
the rich .

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Gardener s Monthly and Horticulturist

At sixteen he joined the New Hampshire derstand by the art of landscape
gardening , he militia , becoming colonel ... on the took high rank and florists
made him large offers 219th anniversary of the founding of the company , for
some of them .

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The Gardeners Chronicle

In consequence of the great extension of Berlin , especially within the last decade
, many of the old gardening firms have ... The present proprietor devotes himself
chiefly to raising trees and bulbs , and it is he who founded the extensive ...

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The Home Monthly

In a general able to the Founder of the Christian faith ; way the author says , “ It is
in many or ( 2 ) have had finer and larger ... If so , they are provided for in do any
gardening , but without it the recorded deliverances of the Founder gardening ...

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The Gardeners Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette

... the founder , Mr. THOMPSON , 12 Choice tea - scented Roses , in pots , for
forcing 9 | and most unexpensive means . ... the On ' examination we ascertained
that when the Gardeners are especially invited to send us their list of seeds beds
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American Gardening

I call special attention to my stock of this seed, and can fully recommend it to
market-gardeners and | private growers as the finest strain in cultivation. Per half-
ownee packet, 25 cents. DAMVERS CARR07. — Probably no section of this
country ...

American Gardening

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Gardeners Chronicle New Horticulturist

THE JUBILEE YEAR OF THE GARDENERS ' CHRONICLE . . The Gardeners '
Chronicle was founded , in 1841 , by the late Dr. Lindley , Sir Joseph Paxton ,
and others . It proved a great success from the first , having then few competitors .

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The Gardener s Monthly and Horticultural Advertiser

The founding of the Cemetery - Spring Grove The Apples began to speck with a
bitter rot , and by the early members of the Society , has had , fall off prematurely .
Other trees were soon it is evident , a strong influence on the fine taste similarly ...

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Popular Gardening and Fruit Growing

Still a young man , is a grower of Palms and Ferns and a ready year , the
American Society of Florists is in num he is one of the founders of the present
society , writer on topics relating to them . His suavity bers and intelligence
without doubt ...

Popular Gardening and Fruit Growing

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Gardeners Chronicle Horticultural Trade Journal

Subscriptions should be addressed to Gardeners Chronicle , Subscriptions Dept .
, Bugle House , Noel Street ... But the next undertaking in which he was involved
was the founding of the GARDENERS ' CHRONICLE in 1841 , the first weekly ...

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