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x, 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Plants seldom figure in the grand narratives of war, peace, or even everyday life, yet they are often at the center of high intrigue. In the 18th century, epic scientific voyages were sponsored by European imperial powers to explore the natural riches of the New World and uncover the botanical secrets of its people. Bioprospectors brought back medicines, luxuries, and staples for their king and country. Risking their lives to discover exotic plants, these daredevil explorers joined with their sponsors to create a global culture of botany.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674014879 20160527
hdl.handle.net ACLS Humanities E-Book
Green Library
HISTORY-206B-01, HISTORY-306B-01, HISTORY-242F-01, HISTORY-342F-01