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Auguste de Saint-Hilaire (1779-1853): Un Botaniste Français au Brésil / Um Botânico Francês no Brasil [A French Botanist in Brazil]

Biography / Memoir
Series: Collection Archives Volume: 22
By: Denis Lamy(Editor), Marc Pignal(Editor), Corinne Sarthou(Editor), Sergio Romaniuc-Neto(Editor)
608 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps, colour & b/w tables
Auguste de Saint-Hilaire (1779-1853): Un Botaniste Français au Brésil / Um Botânico Francês no Brasil [A French Botanist in Brazil]
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  • Auguste de Saint-Hilaire (1779-1853): Un Botaniste Français au Brésil / Um Botânico Francês no Brasil [A French Botanist in Brazil] ISBN: 9782856537824 Paperback Jun 2016 In stock
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Language: Bilingual in French and Portuguese

Botanist Auguste Prouvensal de Saint-Hilaire landed in Brazil with the delegation of the Duc de Luxembourg in December, 1816, when this country was first opening more widely to foreign scientists and artists. He returned to France six years later having gathered significant natural history collections (of plants, animals, and minerals) and a great deal of information on the region’s history, physical geography, and uses of its natural products. In this bilingual French- Portuguese book, contemporary French and Brazilian historians and biologists explore how the descriptions that appear in this littleknown botanist and explorer’s writings not only provide a window onto the current state of Brazilian landscapes and society, revealing de Saint-Hilaire’s works as major contributions to our knowledge of this immense nation, but also show his scientific approach to be unusually modern. In particular, an annotated version of de Saint-Hilaire’s Réponse aux Reproches que les Gens du Monde Font à l’Étude de la Botanique and extracts from his notebooks provide readers with a better understanding of this learned botanist’s key concepts and research approach. Illustrated throughout, the book also includes an exhaustive and annotated bibliography in French and in Portuguese.

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Auguste Prouvensal de Saint-Hilaire (1779-1853) débarque au Brésil en décembre 1816 avec la délégation du Duc de Luxembourg, au moment où ce pays s’ouvre plus largement aux scientifiques et artistes étrangers. Il revient en France six ans plus tard après avoir réuni des collections d’histoire naturelle (plantes, animaux, minéraux), et recueilli un nombre important de données sur l’histoire, la géographie physique et l’usage des produits naturels. Les historiens et les biologistes brésiliens considèrent aujourd'hui que les descriptions qui figurent dans ses récits de voyages, constituent un état des lieux des paysages et de la société brésilienne essentiel à la connaissance de ce grand pays. Dans ce livre, le regard croisé des scientifiques et des historiens, français et brésiliens, dessine la figure originale d’un savant botaniste et explorateur dont la démarche scientifique peut être qualifiée de moderne. La publication annotée de Réponse aux Reproches que les Gens du Monde Font à l’Étude de la Botanique (Orléans, 1811) et de larges extraits d’un de ses cahiers de récolte permet aux lecteurs de mieux appréhender les concepts et la démarche de ce botaniste mal connu. Une bibliographie exhaustive et annotée complète cet ouvrage, en français et en brésilien, très largement illustré.

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Biography / Memoir
Series: Collection Archives Volume: 22
By: Denis Lamy(Editor), Marc Pignal(Editor), Corinne Sarthou(Editor), Sergio Romaniuc-Neto(Editor)
608 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, colour & b/w maps, colour & b/w tables
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