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The aliveness of plants : the Darwins at the dawn of plant science, by Peter Ayres

Label
The aliveness of plants : the Darwins at the dawn of plant science
Title
The aliveness of plants
Title remainder
the Darwins at the dawn of plant science
Statement of responsibility
by Peter Ayres
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Darwin family was instrumental in the history of botany. Their experiences illustrate the growing specialization and professionalisation of science throughout the 19th century. This book shows how botany escaped the burdens of medicine and the sterility of classification and nomenclature to become a rigorous laboratory science
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ayres, P. G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
QK26
LC item number
.A97 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Darwin, Charles
  • Darwin, Francis
  • Darwin, Erasmus
  • Botanists
  • Botany
  • Botany
Label
The aliveness of plants : the Darwins at the dawn of plant science, by Peter Ayres
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published 2008 by Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Limited
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • The misfortunes of botany
  • 4.
  • Erasmus Darwin's vision of the future : phytologia
  • 5.
  • Charles Darwin's evolutionary period
  • 6.
  • Charles Darwin's physiological period
  • 7.
  • Charles Darwin, Frances Darwin and differences with von Sachs
  • 8.
  • Acknowledgements
  • Francis Darwin, Cambridge and plant physiology
  • 9.
  • Francis Darwin, family and his father's memory
  • 10.
  • Fortune's favourites?
  • 11.
  • Where did the green threads lead? The botanical legacy
  • Notes
  • Works cited
  • Index
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • 1.
  • Green threads across the ages : a brief perspective on the Darwins' botany
  • 2.
  • The fortunes of the Darwins
  • 3.
Control code
ocn191754392
Extent
xiii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781851969708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)191754392
Label
The aliveness of plants : the Darwins at the dawn of plant science, by Peter Ayres
Publication
Note
Originally published 2008 by Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Limited
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • The misfortunes of botany
  • 4.
  • Erasmus Darwin's vision of the future : phytologia
  • 5.
  • Charles Darwin's evolutionary period
  • 6.
  • Charles Darwin's physiological period
  • 7.
  • Charles Darwin, Frances Darwin and differences with von Sachs
  • 8.
  • Acknowledgements
  • Francis Darwin, Cambridge and plant physiology
  • 9.
  • Francis Darwin, family and his father's memory
  • 10.
  • Fortune's favourites?
  • 11.
  • Where did the green threads lead? The botanical legacy
  • Notes
  • Works cited
  • Index
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • 1.
  • Green threads across the ages : a brief perspective on the Darwins' botany
  • 2.
  • The fortunes of the Darwins
  • 3.
Control code
ocn191754392
Extent
xiii, 227 pages
Isbn
9781851969708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)191754392

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