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Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World

The editors of this very useful collection of essays boldly state that it is their thesis that ‘early modern botany both facilitated and profited from colonisation and long distance trade and that the development of botany and Europe’s commercial and territorial expansion are closely associated developments’ (p. 3). They are to be congratulated on strivingContinue reading “Colonial Botany: Science, Commerce, and Politics in the Early Modern World”