New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2004.
Book — xviii, 289 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
18th-century natural historians created a peculiar but durable vision of nature, embodying the sexual and racial tensions of that era. Plants were found to reproduce sexually, and great apes were just becoming known. This text uncovers the ways in which assumptions about sex, and race have shaped scientific explanations of nature. (source: Nielsen Book Data)