Mapping the Amazon

Alumnus Mark Plotkin traces the footsteps of explorer Alexander Hamilton Rice

Learn about the adventures of ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin ABE ’79 as he retraces the footsteps of explorer Alexander Hamilton Rice, founder of Harvard’s erstwhile Institute of Geographical Exploration and the subject of Harvard Magazine’s March-April 2013 Vita article

 

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