Botanophilia in Eighteenth-Century France: The Spirit of the Enlightenment

Botanophilia in Eighteenth-Century France: The Spirit of the Enlightenment

by R.L. Williams

Paperback(Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048156788
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 12/07/2010
Series: International Archives of the History of Ideas Archives internationales d'histoire des id�es , #179
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2001
Pages: 197
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue. Sébastien Valliant and the Sexuality of Plants. Linnaeus, Prince of Botanists. Bernard de Jussieu and the Petit Trianon. The Buffon Phenomenon. From Jussieu to Candolle. Plants and Medical Practices. The Amiable Science and Sensibility. Public Botanophilia: Floras. Public Botanophilia: Learned Societies and Eminent Botanophiles. Painting and Gardening: The Blending of Science and Art. The Botanophiles Confront Deforestation. Epilogue. Finale. Bibliography. Index.

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