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The Botanizers: Amateur Scientists in Nineteenth-Century America

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By: EB Keeney

220 pages, 12 illus, 7 tables

University of North Carolina Press

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #19661 | ISBN: 0807820466
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Keeney examines the role of botany in the lives of nineteenth-century 'botanizers, ' amateur scientists who collected, identified, and preserved plant specimens as a pastime. Using popular magazines, fiction, and autobiographies of the day, she explores the popular culture of this avocation, which attracted both men and women by the thousands.

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