The Resource Botanical revelation : European encounters with Australian plants before Darwin, David J Mabberley

Botanical revelation : European encounters with Australian plants before Darwin, David J Mabberley

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Botanical revelation : European encounters with Australian plants before Darwin
Title
Botanical revelation
Title remainder
European encounters with Australian plants before Darwin
Statement of responsibility
David J Mabberley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Botanical revelation, David Mabberley provides the first in-depth analysis of European understanding of Australia's flora before he arrival of Charles Darwin in 1836. Combining science, horticulture, art and economics, this illustrated book -- with many never-before-published images -- reveals the motives and complex networks that led to an international spread of knowledge and the cultivation of hundreds of Australian plants in Europe. The influence on European thinkers Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and Alexander von Humbolt of Joseph Banks on Cook's first voyage and Robert Brown on Flinders' is explored, along with Spanish, French, Austrian, German and American botanists, horticulturalists and botanical artists. The exquisite and ground-breaking collaborations between artist Ferdinand Bauer and Robert Brown, and Pierre-Joseph Redoute and the French school, are also fully analysed. Based on the superb Peter Crossing Collection, Botanical revelation documents an important phase in the understanding of Australia's flora, and science more generally. One which laid the groundwork for Darwin's theory of evolution
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mabberley, D. J
Dewey number
581.994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Botany
  • Botanical illustration
  • Plants
  • Plants
  • Botanists
  • Botanical artists
Label
Botanical revelation : European encounters with Australian plants before Darwin, David J Mabberley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The Peter Crossing collection"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
xi, 372 pages
Isbn
9781742236476
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Botanical revelation : European encounters with Australian plants before Darwin, David J Mabberley
Publication
Note
"The Peter Crossing collection"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
31 cm.
Extent
xi, 372 pages
Isbn
9781742236476
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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