Differentiated book- It has a historical context with research of the time-Frederick William Thomas Burbidge (1847 in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, England - 1905 in Dublin, Ireland) was a British explorer who collected many rare tropical plants for the famous Veitch Nurseries. Burbidge was born in Wymeswold, Leicestershire, on March 21, 1847, the son of Thomas Burbidge, a farmer and fruit grower. Burbridge entered the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society at Chiswick as a student in 1868, and in the same year he went to the Royal Gardens, Kew. Here he showed skill as a draftsman and was used in part to draw pictures of plants in the herbarium. Leaving Kew in 1870, he was on the staff of the Garden from that year until 1877. In 1877, the Lords Veitch sent Burbidge as a collector to Borneo.He was absent for two years, during which he also visited Johore, Brunei and the Sulu Islands. He brought to Britain many remarkable plants, especially. Pitcher plants, such as "Nepenthes rajah" and "N. bicalcarata"; orchids, such as "Cypripedium laurenceanum", "Dendrobium burbidgei" and "Aerides burbidgei"; ferns, such as "Alsophila burbidgei" and "Polypodium burbidgei.