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Sex, botany & empire : the story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks

Auteur : Patricia Fara
Éditeur: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Collection: Revolutions in science (Columbia University. Press)
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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"Enlightenment botany was replete with sexual symbolism - to the extent that many botanical textbooks were widely considered pornographic. Carl Linnaeus's controversial new system for classifying plants based on their sexual characteristics, as well as his use of language resonating with erotic allusions, provoked intense public debate over the morality of botanical study. And the renowned Tahitian exploits of  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: Biography
History
Personne nommée: Joseph Banks; Carl von Linné; Joseph Banks; Carl von Linné
Type d’ouvrage: Biographie
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Patricia Fara
ISBN: 0231134266 9780231134262
Numéro OCLC: 55000539
Description: 168 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contenu: Ch. 1. The three Ss --
Ch. 2. The scientific Swede --
Ch. 3. The British botanist --
Ch. 4. Exploration and exploitation --
Ch. 5. Exoticism and eroticism --
Ch. 6. Imperialism and institutions --
Ch. 7. Heroes and hemispheres.
Titre de collection: Revolutions in science (Columbia University. Press)
Autres titres: Sex, botany, and empire
Responsabilité: Patricia Fara.

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In Sweden and Britain, imperial powers both, Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks ruled over their own small scientific empires, promoting botanical exploration to justify the exploitation of territories,  Lire la suite...

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A rollicking read. New Scientist Absorbing... Fara makes a convincing case for Banks'historical impact. Observer An entertaining account of the appliance of science to the needs of empire. Financial Lire la suite...

 
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