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By Londa Schiebinger,Claudia Swan

ISBN-10: 0812220099

ISBN-13: 9780812220094

ISBN-10: 0812238273

ISBN-13: 9780812238273

In the early smooth global, botany was once giant technological know-how and massive enterprise, serious to Europe's nationwide and exchange pursuits. Tracing the dynamic relationships between crops, peoples, states, and economies over the process 3 centuries, this selection of essays bargains a full of life problem to a historiography that has emphasised the increase of recent botany as a narrative of taxonomies and "pure" platforms of category. Charting a brand new map of botany alongside colonial coordinates, achieving from Europe to the hot international, India, Asia, and different issues at the globe, Colonial Botany explores how the learn, naming, cultivation, and advertising and marketing of infrequent and gorgeous vegetation resulted from and formed ecu voyages, conquests, worldwide alternate, and medical exploration.

From the earliest voyages of discovery, naturalists sought ecocnomic crops for king and kingdom, own and company achieve. high priced spices and beneficial medicinal vegetation equivalent to nutmeg, tobacco, sugar, Peruvian bark, peppers, cloves, cinnamon, and tea ranked prominently one of the motivations for ecu voyages of discovery. while, colonial earnings depended principally on traditional ancient exploration and the best identity and powerful cultivation of ecocnomic crops. This quantity breaks new flooring through treating the advance of the technological know-how of botany in its colonial context and situating the early glossy exploration of the plant global on the unstable nexus of technological know-how, trade, and country politics.

Written via students as foreign as their matters, Colonial Botany uncovers an rising cultural background of crops and botanical practices in Europe and its possessions.

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