All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Botany  Plants & Botany: General

Letters from an American Botanist The Correspondences of Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Mühlenberg (1753-1815)

Biography / Memoir
By: Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Mühlenberg(Author), Mathias Schönhofer(Author)
604 pages, 29 colour & b/w illustrations
Letters from an American Botanist
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Letters from an American Botanist ISBN: 9783515107969 Paperback Aug 2014 Usually dispatched within 2-4 weeks
    £85.99
    #219281
Selected version: £85.99
About this book Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Language: English

The Lutheran Pastor Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Mühlenberg (1753–1815) is remembered today as one of the pioneering figures in early American botany, which earned him the posthumous epithet "The American Linnaeus". This study traces Mühlenberg's contributions to American botany by reconstructing his vast transatlantic correspondence network over a period of more than 30 years. Working on the tenets of modern network studies and with information gathered from close to 700 original letters, diaries and publications, the present study places Mühlenberg both within his own web of correspondences and within the botanical discourse of his time.

The result is a multi-faceted depiction of contemporary standards, codes and pitfalls of scientific communication in the so-called "Republic of Letters". As Mühlenberg's example shows, the very fabric of this Republic – open exchange of information – had a strong impact on the course and outcome of scientific research itself. This "Network Factor" becomes clearly visible in Mühlenberg's networking strategies, which he developed to protect his original work against the negative effects of the very medium he was working with.

Customer Reviews

Biography / Memoir
By: Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Mühlenberg(Author), Mathias Schönhofer(Author)
604 pages, 29 colour & b/w illustrations
Current promotions
Best of Winter 2018Handbook of the Bees of the British Isles (2-Volume Set)Order your free copy of our 2018 equipment catalogueBritish Wildlife