The Resource French botany in the enlightenment : the ill-fated voyages of La Pérouse and his rescuers, by Roger L. Williams, (electronic resource)

French botany in the enlightenment : the ill-fated voyages of La Pérouse and his rescuers, by Roger L. Williams, (electronic resource)

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French botany in the enlightenment : the ill-fated voyages of La Pérouse and his rescuers
Title
French botany in the enlightenment
Title remainder
the ill-fated voyages of La Pérouse and his rescuers
Statement of responsibility
by Roger L. Williams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume completes a trilogy meant to be a commentary on the botanophilia that captured the literate public in 18th-century France. Enthusiastic public support for any governmental initiative likely to expand botanical knowledge was an expression of immense curiosity about the natural world beyond Europe, which extended into a curiosity about primitive people and cultures little known. It amounted to a quest for universal knowledge that could benefit all mankind: useful knowledge that could improve the human condition in this life. That was the spirit of the Enlightenment, the sciences believed to be the key to humanity's advancement. The botanists exploring abroad brought back exciting quantities of new species and genera, but also a message about the condition of primitive people that undercut the fashionable image of noble savagery. No matter how dispiriting were some of the conditions they observed abroad, they retained a faith that ignorance and superstition could be vanquished
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Cataloging source
NUI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Roger Lawrence
Dewey number
580.92244
Image bit depth
0
Index
index present
LC call number
QK21.F8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
International archives of the history of ideas
Series volume
182
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup
  • Entrecasteaux, Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni
  • Botany
  • Botanists
  • Plant collectors
  • Oceania
  • Humanities / Arts
  • Plant Systematics/Taxonomy/Biogeography
  • Entrecasteaux, Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni
  • La Pérouse, Jean-François de Galaup
  • Botanists
  • Botany
  • Discovery and exploration, French
  • Plant collectors
  • Travel
  • France
  • Oceania
Label
French botany in the enlightenment : the ill-fated voyages of La Pérouse and his rescuers, by Roger L. Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0187-7
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
Introduction -- Royal Instructions for Scientific Exploration -- The French Gardener Overseas -- The Voyage of La Pérouse: Part 1: From Brest to Monterey Bay -- Part 2: From Monterey to Botany Bay. Adventures and Misadventures: The Bizarre Story of the Dupetit Thouars Brothers. The Voyage of Entrecasteaux: Part 1: Genesis and Preparation. Part 2: From Brest to Tasmania -- Part 3: New Calidonia to Ambon -- Part 4: Esperance Bay -- Part 5: Tasmania Revisited -- Part 6: On to New Calidonia -- Part 7: Its Woeful End. Internment. From Explorer to Closet Botanist -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Plant Index
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 249 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048162130
Isbn Type
(print)
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-0187-7
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859588501
  • (OCoLC)ocn859588501
Label
French botany in the enlightenment : the ill-fated voyages of La Pérouse and his rescuers, by Roger L. Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0187-7
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
not applicable
Contents
Introduction -- Royal Instructions for Scientific Exploration -- The French Gardener Overseas -- The Voyage of La Pérouse: Part 1: From Brest to Monterey Bay -- Part 2: From Monterey to Botany Bay. Adventures and Misadventures: The Bizarre Story of the Dupetit Thouars Brothers. The Voyage of Entrecasteaux: Part 1: Genesis and Preparation. Part 2: From Brest to Tasmania -- Part 3: New Calidonia to Ambon -- Part 4: Esperance Bay -- Part 5: Tasmania Revisited -- Part 6: On to New Calidonia -- Part 7: Its Woeful End. Internment. From Explorer to Closet Botanist -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Plant Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 249 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048162130
Isbn Type
(print)
Level of compression
uncompressed
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-017-0187-7
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)859588501
  • (OCoLC)ocn859588501

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