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Botanizers: Amateur Scientists in Nineteenth Century America

Keeney, Elizabeth B.

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ISBN 10: 0807820466 / ISBN 13: 9780807820469
Published by University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Copy has name inked on fep, dj is fine. keeney examines the role of botany in the lives of amateur scientists calling themselves "botanizers," and the role that they in turn played in the botanical community. Using autobiographies, textbooks, letters, diaries, fiction and popular magazines of the day, The Botanizers explores the popular culture of this avocation, which attracted both men and women. Illustrated with some lovely monochromatic works of art and photographs from the time period. xii/206pp. Desirable!. Bookseller Inventory # 002140

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Title: Botanizers: Amateur Scientists in Nineteenth...

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Printing

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Keeney examines the role of botany in the lives of nineteenth-century 'botanizers,' amateur scientists who collected, identified, and preserved plant specimens as a pastime. Using popular magazines, fiction, and autobiographies of the day, she explores the popular culture of this avocation, which attracted both men and women by the thousands.

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"Substantial. . . . A good reminder of how much natural history has both reflected and contributed to the American psyche."-- Natural History

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