People and Plants in Australia

People and Plants in Australia

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Development of the plant sciences in Australia

People and Plants in Australia

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A knowledge of plants and of the properties of the indigenous vegetation was essential to the well-being of the Aboriginal inhabitants as well as the European settlers. The contributors to this book take the view that history is about people, as well as events and discoveries and thus is a social history, and one of the first attempts at a social history of science.

The first chapter is a sketch of the ethnobotany of the Aborigines and other chapters deal with the social background to the development of the plant sciences in the new colonies, and the role of women as collectors, illustrators and popularisers of the flora of Australia. The chapters on European discovery of the vegetation stress the somewhat neglected French and German contributions.

Softcover, 416pgs, illustrations, index. Very good, a few marks on cover, spine discoloured. .

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Short Description Development of the plant sciences in Australia
Weight (g) 683.0000
Author D.J. and S.G.M. Carr, editors
Publisher Academic Press
Date Published 1981
ISBN 0121607224
Size 230mm x 150mm

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