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

Autore: Patricia Fara
Editore: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Serie: Revolutions in science (Columbia University. Press)
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
History
Persona incaricata: Joseph Banks; Carl von Linné; Joseph Banks; Carl von Linné
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Patricia Fara
{0} 0231134266 9780231134262
Numero OCLC: 55000539
Descrizione: 168 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Revolutions in science (Columbia University. Press)
Altri titoli: Sex, botany, and empire
Responsabilità: 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,  Per saperne di più…

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