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The King's Garden / Marguerite Duval ; translated by Annette Tomarken and Claudine Cowen.


Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1982.
ISBN 9780813909165, 0813909163

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Standard Title Planète des fleurs. English
Subjects Botanists -- France -- History.
Botanists.
Botany -- France -- History.
Botany -- History.
Botany.
France.
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France)
Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (France) -- History.
Description ix, 214 pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes index.
Translation of: La planète des fleurs.
Summary This translation of Marguerite Duval's La Planete des Fleurs, first published in Paris in 1977, is an important contribution to a sadly neglected faced of history - that of botanical exploration and discovery. During a quarter millennium of the age of discovery, a stream of daring and dedicated men searched the entire world from the Arctic Circles to the Antipodes to discover and bring back to Europe exotic and other useful productions of nature from every green corner of the world. No important aspect of history has been more unjustifiably neglected than the heroic, sociologically highly significant, often dramatic, often tragic, voyages of discovery of the plant hunters. Many of the treasures that were the fruit of their expeditions into the far-flung, newly discovered reaches of the world wrought immensely important changes and developments in the burgeoning Western civilization.
Contents 1. The Montpellier Garden -- 2. Belon: First Botanist-Traveler -- 3. The Creation of the King's Garden -- 4. The Seventeenth-Century Missionaries -- 5. Tournefort in the Levant -- 6. Adventure in Canada -- 7. Buffon and Jussieu -- 8. In and around Africa -- 9. The Enlightenment and the Garden -- 10. The Revolution and the Garden -- 11. Michaux in the United States -- 12. Raffenau-Delile in Egypt -- 13. Bonpland and Humboldt -- 14. The Last Dream: Jacquemont -- 15. Aristotle Was Right -- Appendix: Botanical Gardens and Arboretums of France -- Index of Plant Names.
Genre History.
Geographic Area France
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7875655
(OCoLC)ocm07875655
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Duval, Marguerite, 1912-
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