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Cultivating commerce : cultures of botany in Britain and France 1760-1815

Author: Sarah Easterby-Smith
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Science in History.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A new social history of botany in Britain and France, 1760-1815, demonstrating the significance of commerce, horticulture and amateur scholarship.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Easterby-Smith, Sarah.
Cultivating commerce.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)982092069
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Easterby-Smith
ISBN: 9781108518208 1108518206 9781108524162 1108524168 9781316411339 1316411338
OCLC Number: 1006463164
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Half title""; ""Series""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Maps""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Note on the Text""; ""List of Abbreviations""; ""Introduction: Cultivating Commerce""; ""1 Plant Traders and Expertise""; ""2 Science, Commerce and Culture""; ""3 Amateur Botany""; ""4 Social Status and the Communication of Knowledge""; ""5 Commerce and Cosmopolitanism""; ""6 Cosmopolitanism under Pressure""; ""Conclusion: Commerce and Cultivation""; ""Bibliography""
Series Title: Science in History.
Responsibility: Sarah Easterby-Smith.

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