The Resource The botanizers : amateur scientists in nineteenth-century America, Elizabeth B. Keeney

The botanizers : amateur scientists in nineteenth-century America, Elizabeth B. Keeney

Label
The botanizers : amateur scientists in nineteenth-century America
Title
The botanizers
Title remainder
amateur scientists in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth B. Keeney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After rising to fashion during the 1820s, botany rapidly became the most popular science in America for recreational and pedagogical purposes, and it remained tremendously popular throughout the century. Tens of thousands of enthusiasts, calling themselves "botanizers," embraced the pastime by collecting, identifying, and preserving specimens. Elizabeth Keeney examines the role of botany in the lives of these amateur scientists and establishes the role that they in turn played in the botanical community. Using popular magazines, textbooks, letters, diaries, fiction, and autobiographies of the day, The Botanizers explores the popular culture of this avocation, which attracted both men and women. According to Keeney, amateur botanizers and trained professionals managed to maintain a spirit of cooperation and collegiality throughout most of the century. Amateurs were usually less interested in contributing to science than they were in self-improvement, religious expression, and other aspects of botanizing that were of little importance to professionals. As botany became increasingly professionalized, the goals of professionals and amateurs diverged even further, and by late century, the botanizers had rejected the new biological focus because it ignored their motivations for botanizing
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keeney, Elizabeth
Dewey number
581/.0973/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK46.5.B66
LC item number
K44 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Botanizers
  • Botany
  • SCIENCE
  • Botanizers
  • Botany
  • United States
Label
The botanizers : amateur scientists in nineteenth-century America, Elizabeth B. Keeney
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1823
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-195) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Botanizing -- Information networks in the botanical community -- Botanizing and self-improvement -- Children, education, and American botany -- Gender and botany -- Botanizing and the invention of leisure -- Natural theology and amateur botany -- Botany and the rhetoric of utility -- The triumph of professionalization -- The nature-study movement : the legacy amateur botany
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585029078
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42329420
  • (OCoLC)ocm42329420
Label
The botanizers : amateur scientists in nineteenth-century America, Elizabeth B. Keeney
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=1823
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-195) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Botanizing -- Information networks in the botanical community -- Botanizing and self-improvement -- Children, education, and American botany -- Gender and botany -- Botanizing and the invention of leisure -- Natural theology and amateur botany -- Botany and the rhetoric of utility -- The triumph of professionalization -- The nature-study movement : the legacy amateur botany
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585029078
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)42329420
  • (OCoLC)ocm42329420

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