Monkey Puzzle Man PB
Product code: FA0213
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Monkey Puzzle Man - Archibald Menzies, Plant Hunter
Published in association with Whittles Publishing.
From his humble beginnings in the mid 18th century, Archibald Menzies came to be regarded as one of the foremost plant collectors of his time.
Remarkably, this is one of the first full biographies of Menzies' eventful life: his early years in rural Perthsire, his time at RBGE as a gardener, his service as a naval surgeon at one of the bloodiest periods for the British Navy before his appointment as naturalist on HMS Discovery and his relationship with the irascible Captain George Vancouver.
This well researched publication is a must for botanists, naval historians and general readers of Scottish history alike.
Published: December 2007