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The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire

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In 1876 a man named Henry Wickham smuggled 70,000 rubber tree seeds out of the rainforests of Brazil and delivered them to Victorian England's most prestigious scientists at Kew Gardens. Those seeds, planted around the world in England's colonial outposts, gave rise to the great rubber boom of the early 20th century - an explosion of entrepreneurial and scientific industry that would change the world. The story of how Wickham got his hands on those seeds - a sought-after prize for which many suffered and died, and for which ...

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The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire 2009, Penguin Books

ISBN-13: 9780143114611

Trade paperback

The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire 2008, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670018536

Hardcover

The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire 2008, Duckworth

ISBN-13: 9780715637937

Hardcover