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A Rum Affair: A True Story of Botanical Fraud

A Rum Affair This text presents the story of Professor J.W. Heslop Harrison, an academic at Newcastle University, who, over a period of years, strengthened the evidence for his theory of ice-age plant survival by "planting" flora in places where it had never been found before, and then "discovering" it. Full description

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