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The botany of Cook's voyages and its unexpected significance in relation to anthropology, biogeography, and history.

Author: Elmer D Merrill; James Cook
Publisher: Waltham, Mass., Chronica Botanica Co., 1954.
Series: Chronica botanica, v. 14, no. 5/6.
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Merrill, Elmer Drew, 1876-1956.
Botany of Cook's voyages and its unexpected significance in relation to anthropology, biogeography, and history.
Waltham, Mass., Chronica Botanica Co., 1954
(OCoLC)647164110
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elmer D Merrill; James Cook
OCLC Number: 666207
Description: [164]-384 pages illustrations, portraits 26 cm.
Contents: Chapter I. Introduction: Captain Cook's exploring expeditions in the Pacific Islands --
Chapter II. Banks, Solander and the two Forsters: history of Captain Cook's Second Voyage (1772-75) --
Chapter III. The Forster Herbarium --
Chapter IV. The real significance of the Banks and Solander Tahiti Collections of 1769 --
Chapter V. Early trade routes in relation to plant distribution --
Chapter VI. Disagreements between botanical facts and preconcceived theories in various fields --
Chapter VII. A consideration of certain "authorities": The late O.F. Cook's writings ; F.B.H. Brown's erratic writings ; Native food plants of the Polynesian Islands ; Early plant introduction activities ; Polynesian agriculture based on plants and animals introduced from outside the Pacific Islands ; F.B.H. Brown ; George F. Carter ; T. Heyerdahl and his "theories" behind the Kon-Tiki Expedition ; Carl Sauer ; Edgar Anderson ; Jonathan D. Sauer's excellent study of the grain amaranths ; R.C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Sr. ; Leo Wiener ; Further remarks on the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatos) controversy ; On vernacular names of economic plants ; H.N. Stevens on the prevalent practice of writing on historic aubjects without first verifying the sources of information --
Chapter VIII. On the binomials appearing in Parkinson's Journal (1773) --
Chapter IX. The Linnaean binomials used by Parkinson --
Chapter X. The new and mostly unlisted technical names in Parkinson's Journal (1773) --
Additional notes: Further notes on the history of maize ; Maize in Europe ; "American Fruits" on murals at Pompeii ; Bixa across the Pacific ; Further notes on Gossypium ; Concluding remarks on the origin of the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) ; Colmeiro's bibliography.
Series Title: Chronica botanica, v. 14, no. 5/6.

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