by Patrick Dean
Explore with a pioneering naturalist
In 1722, Mark Catesby stepped ashore in Charles Town in the Carolina colony. Over the next four years, this young naturalist made history as he explored deep into America’s natural wonders, collecting and drawing plants and animals which had never been seen back in the Old World. Nine years later, Catesby produced his groundbreaking book, The Natural History of Carolina, the first-ever illustrated account of American flora and fauna.
In Nature’s Messenger, acclaimed writer Patrick Dean follows Catesby from his youth as a landed gentleman in rural England to his early work as a naturalist and his adventurous travels. This intensively researched and riveting story will thrill fans of exploration, botany, and early American history.
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|Release Date:||June 6, 2023|