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David Fairchild"s the World Was My Garden

David Fairchild

David Fairchild"s the World Was My Garden

by David Fairchild

  • 398 Want to read
  • 26 Currently reading

Published by Fairchild Tropical Garden .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Gardening,
  • Gardening / Horticulture

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages494
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11434078M
    ISBN 100916224821
    ISBN 109780916224820
    OCLC/WorldCa231793453

    David Grandison Fairchild (April 7, - August 6, ) was an American botanist and plant explorer. Fairchild was responsible for the introduction of more than , exotic plants [1] and varieties of established crops into the United States, including soybeans, [2] pistachios, [3] mangos, nectarines, dates, bamboos, and flowering cherries. Certain varieties of wheat, [4] . Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.

      In his book, The World Was My Garden, Fairchild wrote, “a small microscope will reveal wonders a thousand times more thrilling than anything which Alice saw behind the looking-glass.”Author: Monica Uszerowicz. Now available in a paperback edition, "Consumption and the World of Goods" offers a new interpretation of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, one that shapes a new historical landscape based on the consumption of goods and services. Leading specialists from the United States and Europe focus on problems of methodology and historiography, goods and .

    Introduction Garden at Chapman Field. The period of great plant. explorations continued unabated through the s, with Fairchild and. others bringing thousands of new plant specimens into the station for. propagation. Dr. David Fairchild died on Aug. 6, , in Coconut Grove, Florida. He is credited with overseeing the introduction of more. EAT. SHOP. RAMBLE. Enjoy products from our new FRESH FROM FAIRCHILD Marketplace, avocados and tropical fruit from the Fairchild Farm, bakery fresh products featuring herbs grown by Fairchild at The Fairchild Farm* | Start your holiday shopping with handmade jewelry, candles, art and more at the ARTISAN MARKET | View LOCAL CRAFTSMANSHIP: woodturning, .


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David Fairchild"s the World Was My Garden by David Fairchild Download PDF EPUB FB2

World Was My Garden Hardcover – January 1, by David Fairchild (Author)5/5(10). The World Was My Garden was the only book among the stuff to be trashed.

Dissapointed, relunctantly, this book (boring I thought) on Botany was retreived and reading began. It was a wonderful read. It was basicaly about scouting the world for new plants, and trees that could be cultivated and grown in the US, but it held other interests as well.5/5(10). David Fairchild has 28 books on Goodreads with ratings.

David Fairchild’s most popular book is The World Was My Garden: Travels Of A Plant Explorer. This book is my first formal introduction to the writings of David Fairchild.

Excerpts are taken from David Fairchild's five popular books: Book of Monsters, Exploring for Plants, The World Was my Garden, Garden Islands of the Great East, and the World Grows Round My Door. David Fairchild's style is engaging and draws you into his stories. The editor, David Lee, 5/5(7).

The World Was My Garden was the only book among the stuff to be trashed. Dissapointed, relunctantly, this book (boring I thought) on Botany was retreived and reading began. It was a wonderful read. It was basicaly about scouting the world for new plants, and trees that could be cultivated and grown in the US, but it held other interests as well.5/5(10).

Personally, I found this if anything more fascinating reading than Heiser's American Doctor's Odyssey, and that in spite of the fact that one gets less of the charm of the man behind the words, David G.

Fairchild has contributed more than any other one person to the expansion of knowledge of plant life the world over and the practical application of that knowledge to richer. David Fairchild went all over the world, looking for economically valuable plants, some of which were discovered, but took quite a while to finally come into vogue.

(Quinoa, for example.) His attitude at times touches on the realities of colonialism and imperialism/5. -Dr. David Fairchild (The World Was My Garden, pg) David Fairchild was fascinated by the hidden world shown only through the lens of a microscope.

Much of his early career was spent examining algae and ants, parasites and fungi. Miami: Banyan Books, Later printing. THE WORLD WAS MY GARDEN won the National Book Award as the "Bookseller Discovery" book of Cited by the American Horticultural Society in as one of the "75 Great American Garden Books", and they still recommend it today.

a: GARDEN ISLANDS OF THE GREAT EAST. New York: Charles Scribner’s. The World Was My Garden: Travels of a Plant Explorer by Fairchild, David (Assisted by Elizabeth and Alfred Kay).

David Fairchild's the World Was My Garden en - ISBN - ISBN - Tapa dura/5(19). The World Was My Garden Quotes Showing of 1 “The human mind prefers something which it can recognize to something for which it has no name, and, whereas thousands of persons carry field glasses to bring horses, ships, or steeples close to them, only a few carry even the simplest pocket by: David Fairchild, in full David Grandison Fairchild, (born April 7,Lansing, Michigan, U.S.—died August 6,Coconut Grove, Florida), American botanist and agricultural explorer who supervised the introduction of many useful plants into the United States.

In Fairchild graduated from Kansas State Agricultural College (later Kansas State University), Manhattan. Dr. Fairchild authored books with alluring titles such as,“The World Was My Garden: Travels of a Plant Explorer” (), and “The World Grows Round My Door: The Story of The Kampong, a Home on the Edge of the Tropics.” ().

Who We Are. Fairchild is dedicated to exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants. We are one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation. Other articles where Exploring for Plants is discussed: David Fairchild: >Exploring for Plants (), an account of the Allison Vincent Armour expeditions for the USDA, and the autobiographical The World Was My Garden ().

THE FAIRCHILDS IN VENEZUELA (Continued from November) How to get down from that steep slope was the next question. I thought of ex-periences in the Alps and on the slopes of the volcanos Cede and Mona Loa; but I was young then.

My muscles simply refused to act and when I sat down with the idea of sliding, I could see nothing ahead to stop me. Enjoy Self Guided and Tram Tours thru the grounds of the Tropical Botanic Gardens, make sure your visit includes the “Wings of the Tropics” butterfly conservatory.

David Fairchild’s unceasing devotion to horticulture lives on in the garden that honors his lifework. Today, the FTBG celebrates its 75th anniversary as an educational institution w specimens and 3, species of plants, 45, members, an array of programs, and a host of buildings and : Donna Shelley.

Fairchild authored books with alluring titles such as,“The World Was My Garden: Travels of a Plant Explorer” (), and “The World Grows Round My Door: The Story of The Kampong, a Home on the Edge of the Tropics.” (). These ideals are not easy to claim.

Dr. David Grandison Fairchild (April 7, - August 6, ) was an American botanist and plant explorer. Fairchild was responsible for the introduction of more thanexotic plants[1] and varieties of established crops into the United States, including soybeans,[2]pistachios,[3]mangos, necta. Fairchild loved the island of Java.

In a article from The Miami Daily News Roto-magazine chronicling Fairchild’s travels, the author writes: “The most interesting tropical garden in the world, say the Fairchilds, is Buitenzorg Garden in Java.” It might have been his love of Indonesia that fueled his love of : Monica Uszerowicz.

Monty Don, host of the highly successful television series Around the World in 80 Gardens, has once again captured the beauty of gardens from every climate in this photographic archive of his Monty Don, host of the highly successful television series Around the World in 80 Gardens, has once again captured the beauty of gardens from every /5.