Carl Peter Thunberg’s Secret to Botanizing in Japan

Carl Peter Thunberg

Here’s a charming story I ran across about Carl Peter Thunberg’s time in Japan. During his visit, Carl was confined to a small artificial island in Nagasaki harbor. Ever the clever end-rounder, Carl came up with a strategy to obtain botanical samples. Carl bought a goat. Then, he asked his Japanese assistants to collect plants…

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