We are used to modern science being conducted as a collaborative effort involving teams of researchers in laboratories, but imagine a huge research project requiring thousands of researchers and covering every corner of an entire continent (and beyond) being organised successfully with no telephone or Internet.
Collecting Ladies: Ferdinand von Mueller and Women Botanical Artists
by Penny Olsen
National Library of Australia, $39.99 pb, 247 pp, 9780642277534
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