Author: Frederic Dawtrey Drewitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108015875

Category: Medical

Page: 230

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Drewitt investigates the origins and history of this unique and fascinating educational garden.
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Author: F. Dawtrey Drewitt

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9781110590957

Category: History

Page: 132

View: 6619

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Or, A Popular Guide to the Royal Botanic Gardens of Kew

Author: William Jackson Hooker

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108065457

Category: History

Page: 160

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A single-volume reissue of two 1858 guides to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, by their first full-time director.
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Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology (5 Volume Set)

Author: Umberto Quattrocchi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482250640

Category: Science

Page: 3960

View: 2863

"Following on the successes of two previous dictionary projects, the CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names and the CRC World Dictionary of the Grasses, Umberto Quattrocchi has undertaken this dictionary of economically important plants.... He has done for these plants what was so admirably done in his other works—brought the vast and scattered literature on plant names, and in this case, too, their uses, into coherent order so that the inquisitive scholar can get a foothold." —From the Foreword, Donald H. Pfister, Harvard University and Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, Massachusetts The CRC World Dictionary of Medicinal and Poisonous Plants: Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology provides the starting point for better access to data on plants used around the world in medicine, food, and cultural practices. The material found in the five volumes has been painstakingly gathered from papers of general interest, reports and records, taxonomic revisions, field studies, herbaria and herbarium collections, notes, monographs, pamphlets, botanical literature, and literature tout court. It includes sources available at various natural history libraries, floras and standard flora works, local floras and local histories, nomenclatural histories, and the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. Much more than a dictionary, the book provides the names of thousands of genera and species of economically important plants, concise summaries of plant properties, and appropriate observations about medicinal uses. Drawing from a tremendous range of primary and secondary sources, it is an indispensable time-saving guide for all those involved with botany, herbal medicine, pharmacognosy, toxicology, medicinal and natural product chemistry, and agriculture.
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Philip Miller 1691-1771

Author: Hazel Le Rougetel,William Thomas Stearn

Publisher: Sagapress


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 9973

This biography of the great 18th-century gardener, who numbered Sir Hans Sloane and Carl Linnaeus among his acquaintances, is a fascinating overview of horticulture during the great age of discovery.
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A History of the Chelsea Physic Garden

Author: Sue Minter

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 9780750936385

Category: Medicinal plants

Page: 166

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Founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries, the Chelsea Physic Garden led the world for over 300 years in the research and classification of new plants. Sue Minter examines its history and many notable achievements.
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Geographies of Scientific Culture and Improvement in Georgian England

Author: Paul A. Elliott

Publisher: I. B. Tauris


Category: History

Page: 352

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Scientific culture was one of the defining characteristics of the English Enlightenment. The latest discoveries were debated in homes, institutions and towns around the country. But how did the dissemination of scientific knowledge vary with geographical location? What were the differing influences in town and country and from region to region? Enlightenment, Modernity and Science provides the first full length study of the geographies of Georgian scientific culture in England. The author takes the reader on a tour of the principal arenas in which scientific ideas were disseminated, including home, town and countryside, to show how cultures of science and knowledge varied across the Georgian landscape. Taking in key figures such as Erasmus Darwin, Abraham Bennett, and Joseph Priestley along the way, it is a work that sheds important light on the complex geographies of Georgian English scientific culture.
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an annotated bibliography; a guide to sources of information histories, bibliographies, biographies, library resources, etc

Author: Gavin D. R. Bridson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 1032

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Author: James Thomas Herbert Baily

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 9776

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Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446439569

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8791

One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds... Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would foster a national obsession and change the gardens of Britain forever: Philip Miller, author of the bestselling Gardeners Dictionary; the Swede Carl Linnaeus, whose standardised botanical nomenclature popularised botany; the botanist-adventurer Joseph Banks and his colleague Daniel Solander who both explored the strange flora of Tahiti and Australia on Captain Cook's Endeavour. This is the story of these men - friends, rivals, enemies, united by a passion for plants. Set against the backdrop of the emerging empire and the uncharted world beyond, The Brother Gardeners tells the story how Britain became a nation of gardeners.
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Author: Julie Bozza

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780995546530


Page: N.A

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Hilary Kent, a Londoner all his working life, retires to Wiltshire after an estranged cousin unexpectedly leaves him an inhabitable tower surrounded by an overgrown physic garden - and that's when graduate student Tom Laurence suddenly erupts into his life, convincing him that together they can restore the ancient garden to its former glory. Tom's cheerful friendship is the best thing that's ever happened to Hilary and he's perfectly content with that until, to his astonishment and confusion, it seems that Tom's affection for him is beginning to grow into something more ... something he feels he probably shouldn't allow.
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David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

Author: Victoria Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781631496011

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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On a clear morning in July 1804, Alexander Hamilton stepped onto a boat at the edge of the Hudson River. He was bound for a New Jersey dueling ground to settle his bitter dispute with Aaron Burr. Hamilton took just two men with him: his "second" for the duel, and Dr. David Hosack.As historian Victoria Johnson reveals in her groundbreaking biography, Hosack was one of the few points the duelists did agree on. Summoned that morning because of his role as the beloved Hamilton family doctor, he was also a close friend of Burr. A brilliant surgeon and a world-class botanist, Hosack--who until now has been lost in the fog of history--was a pioneering thinker who shaped a young nation.Born in New York City, he was educated in Europe and returned to America inspired by his newfound knowledge. He assembled a plant collection so spectacular and diverse that it amazes botanists today, conducted some of the first pharmaceutical research in the United States, and introduced new surgeries to American. His tireless work championing public health and science earned him national fame and praise from the likes of Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander von Humboldt, and the Marquis de Lafayette.One goal drove Hosack above all others: to build the Republic's first botanical garden. Despite innumerable obstacles and near-constant resistance, Hosack triumphed when, by 1810, his Elgin Botanic Garden at last crowned twenty acres of Manhattan farmland. "Where others saw real estate and power, Hosack saw the landscape as a pharmacopoeia able to bring medicine into the modern age" (Eric W. Sanderson, author of Mannahatta). Today what remains of America's first botanical garden lies in the heart of midtown, buried beneath Rockefeller Center.Whether collecting specimens along the banks of the Hudson River, lecturing before a class of rapt medical students, or breaking the fever of a young Philip Hamilton, David Hosack was an American visionary who has been too long forgotten. Alongside other towering figures of the post-Revolutionary generation, he took the reins of a nation. In unearthing the dramatic story of his life, Johnson offers a lush depiction of the man who gave a new voice to the powers and perils of nature.
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Author: Maile Meloy

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921834765

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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Set in London in 1952, a time when the world feared another atom bomb, Maile Meloy's The Apothecary is an exciting adventure that sparkles with life and extraordinary possibilities. Janie and Benjamin have promised to protect an ancient magical book, the Pharmacopeia. It belongs to a mysterious apothecary. Now they're on the run, the apothecary has disappeared, and Russian spies will stop at nothing to get the book. Can Janie and Benjamin unlock the secrets of the Pharmacopeia? What strange powers do the apothecary's elixirs hold? And can Janie and Benjamin save him in time to fulfil his impossible plan? 'Inventive, smart and fun, an absolute delight.' Rebecca Stead
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