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The Resource Flora mirabilis : how plants have shaped world knowledge, health, wealth, and beauty, Catherine Herbert Howell ; foreword by Peter H. Raven

Flora mirabilis : how plants have shaped world knowledge, health, wealth, and beauty, Catherine Herbert Howell ; foreword by Peter H. Raven

Label
Flora mirabilis : how plants have shaped world knowledge, health, wealth, and beauty
Title
Flora mirabilis
Title remainder
how plants have shaped world knowledge, health, wealth, and beauty
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Herbert Howell ; foreword by Peter H. Raven
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Combines the history of botanical exploration with more than 200 rare botanical illustrations, many never published in modern times
Action
cat
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
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Howell, Catherine Herbert
Dewey number
580.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QK15
LC item number
.H695 2009
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QK15
NAL item number
.H69 2009
Nature of contents
bibliography
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National Geographic Society (U.S.)
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  • Botany
  • Plant collecting
Label
Flora mirabilis : how plants have shaped world knowledge, health, wealth, and beauty, Catherine Herbert Howell ; foreword by Peter H. Raven
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Origins, Prehistory-1450: Date palm -- Wheat -- Rice -- Olive. Discovery, 1450-1650: Black pepper -- Sugar cane -- Maize -- Citrus -- Tulip. Exploration, 1650-1770: Tobacco -- Tea -- Coffee -- Peppers -- Cinchona. Enlightenment, 1770-1840: Tomato -- Rose -- Grape -- Cotton -- Apple. Empire, 1840-1900: Cannabis -- Rubber -- Potato -- Opium -- Poppy -- Orchids. Science, 1900-present: Bamboo -- Yam -- Cacao
Control code
ocn303039726
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9781426205095
Lccn
2009019627
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1124694
  • (OCoLC)303039726
Label
Flora mirabilis : how plants have shaped world knowledge, health, wealth, and beauty, Catherine Herbert Howell ; foreword by Peter H. Raven
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Origins, Prehistory-1450: Date palm -- Wheat -- Rice -- Olive. Discovery, 1450-1650: Black pepper -- Sugar cane -- Maize -- Citrus -- Tulip. Exploration, 1650-1770: Tobacco -- Tea -- Coffee -- Peppers -- Cinchona. Enlightenment, 1770-1840: Tomato -- Rose -- Grape -- Cotton -- Apple. Empire, 1840-1900: Cannabis -- Rubber -- Potato -- Opium -- Poppy -- Orchids. Science, 1900-present: Bamboo -- Yam -- Cacao
Control code
ocn303039726
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9781426205095
Lccn
2009019627
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1124694
  • (OCoLC)303039726

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