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The Resource The naming of names : the search for order in the world of plants, Anne Pavord

The naming of names : the search for order in the world of plants, Anne Pavord

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The naming of names : the search for order in the world of plants
Title
The naming of names
Title remainder
the search for order in the world of plants
Statement of responsibility
Anne Pavord
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Language
eng
Summary
Traces the search for order in the natural world, a search that for hundreds of years occupied some of the most brilliant minds in Europe, reaching its apex during the Renaissance. From Athens in the third century BC, through Constantinople, Venice, the medical school at Salerno to the universities of Pisa and Padua, the journey involves a world full of intrigue and intensely competitive egos, from Europe to the culture of Islam, the first expeditions to the Indies and the first settlers in the New World. Gradually, over a long period, plants assumed identities and artists painted pictures of them. Plants acquired the two-part names that show how they are related to other plants. But who began all this work, and how was it done?--From publisher description
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DPB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The naming of names : the search for order in the world of plants, Anne Pavord
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- All men by nature desire to know -- The Alexandrian library -- Pliny the plagiarist -- The medicine men -- Juliana's book -- The Arab influence -- Out of the black hole -- The image makers -- Theophrastus reborn -- Brunfels's book -- The irascible Fuchs -- In Italy -- The first botanic garden -- The long-nosed nit-picker -- Weaving the web -- Protestants prevail -- Gesner's masterpiece -- New pastures -- Plantin's team -- The last of the herbals -- English achievements -- The American connection -- The beginning of the end
Control code
ocm62594095
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
471 pages
Isbn
9781596910713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781596910713
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The naming of names : the search for order in the world of plants, Anne Pavord
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-448) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In the beginning -- All men by nature desire to know -- The Alexandrian library -- Pliny the plagiarist -- The medicine men -- Juliana's book -- The Arab influence -- Out of the black hole -- The image makers -- Theophrastus reborn -- Brunfels's book -- The irascible Fuchs -- In Italy -- The first botanic garden -- The long-nosed nit-picker -- Weaving the web -- Protestants prevail -- Gesner's masterpiece -- New pastures -- Plantin's team -- The last of the herbals -- English achievements -- The American connection -- The beginning of the end
Control code
ocm62594095
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
471 pages
Isbn
9781596910713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781596910713
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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