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

Autor: Patricia Fara
Editora: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
Séries: Revolutions in science (Columbia University. Press)
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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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: Biography
History
Pessoa Denominada: Joseph Banks; Carl von Linné; Joseph Banks; Carl von Linné
Tipo de Material: Biografia
Tipo de Documento Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Patricia Fara
ISBN: 0231134266 9780231134262
Número OCLC: 55000539
Descrição: 168 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Conteúdos: 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.
Título da Série: Revolutions in science (Columbia University. Press)
Outros Títulos: Sex, botany, and empire
Responsabilidade: 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,  Ler mais...

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