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Condition : USED. Very Good. No missing page.
Total pages: 236 pages
Release Date: December 21, 2015
– Contents Introduction
A monumental work by Dr. Y?tar? Tsukamoto (1912-2005), leading horticultural scientist in post-war Japan, and Dr. John L. Creech (1920-2009), a distinguished scientist who made great contributions to US horticulture during the 20th century . Japanese Horticulture – Origins and History is based on their nearly completed manuscript, which has been brought to fruition by an editorial committee that has added notes and more than 200 illustrations during the decade following Dr. Tsukamoto’s death.
– Comments from the publisher
Dr. Creech was one of the most active American plant explorers in the latter half of the 20th century. He conducted six collecting trips to Japan in search of ornamental plants, mostly participating as a collector himself, between 1955 and 1978 while he worked for the US Department of Agriculture and then the US National Arboretum as its third director. His great interest in Japan was aroused by the fact that many landscaping plants in the United States originated in Japan. Through his long and close friendship with Dr. Tsukamoto, he learned of the important role that traditional Japanese horticulture played in the history of garden plants.
Together, these two particularly well-qualified friends compiled a unique history of Japanese horticulture, describing the primary factors that supported its development and how it came to so significantly impact horticulture in the rest of the world, especially in the United States. They also wrote of the important roles of American plantsmen, many barely known, who visited Japan and helped in the movement of Japanese plants to the outside world.
– About the Author
Dr. Y?tar? Tsukamoto (1912-2005) was born in Daegu (now S. Korea). He was awarded the Doctor of Agriculture degree from Kyoto Imperial University in 1949, then became a Professor in Kyoto University in 1952. He retired in 1975. He published a large number of scientific and pictorial books in the field of floriculture.
Dr. John L. Creech (1920-2009) was born in Rhode Island. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1953. After receiving his Ph.D. he joined the US Department of Agriculture. Since 1973 he served as the third director of the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC till 1980. He conducted 10 plant exploration trips, mostly as a collector himself, to gather and introduce ornamental and economic plants into cultivation in the United States.
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