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The Naming of Names: The Search for Order in the World of Plants


"The Naming of Names" traces the search for order in the natural world, a search that for hundreds of years occupied some of the most brilliant minds in Europe. Redefining man's relationship with nature was an important feature of the Renaissance. But in a world full of plaques and poisons, there was also a practical need to name and recognise different plants: most medicines were made from plant extracts. Anna Pavord takes us on a thrilling adventure into botanical history, travelling from Athens in the third century BC, ...

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    • Title: The Naming of Names by Anna Pavord
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    • Print ISBN: 9781596910713, 1596910712
    • eText ISBN: 9781596919655
    • Edition: 2005 1st edition
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