The Aliveness of Plants: The Darwins at the Dawn of Plant Science, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Aliveness of Plants

The Darwins at the Dawn of Plant Science, 1st Edition

By Peter Ayres

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242 pages

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The Darwin family was instrumental in the history of botany. Their experiences illustrate the growing specialization and professionalization of science in the nineteenth century. The author shows how botany escaped the burdens of medicine, feminization and the sterility of classification and nomenclature to become a rigorous laboratory science.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI034000
SCIENCE / History