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The Resource Botanical art from the golden age of scientific discovery, Anna Laurent

Botanical art from the golden age of scientific discovery, Anna Laurent

Label
Botanical art from the golden age of scientific discovery
Title
Botanical art from the golden age of scientific discovery
Statement of responsibility
Anna Laurent
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, wall charts were a classroom staple, displaying scientific images at a large scale, in full color. But it's only now that they've been superseded as a teaching tool that we have begun to realize something their ubiquity hid: they are stunning examples of botanical art at its finest. This beautifully illustrated oversized book gives the humble wall chart its due, reproducing more than two hundred of them in dazzling full color. Each wall chart is accompanied by captions that offer accessible information about the species featured, the scientists and botanical illustrators who created it, and any particularly interesting or innovative features the chart displays. And gardeners will be pleased to discover useful information about plant anatomy and morphology and species differences. We see lilies and tulips, gourds, aquatic plants, legumes, poisonous plants, and carnivorous plants, all presented in exquisite, larger-than-life detail. A unique fusion of art, science, and education, the wall charts gathered here offer a glimpse into a wonderful scientific heritage and are sure to thrill naturalists, gardeners, and artists alike."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laurent, Anna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QK98
LC item number
.L38 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Botany
  • Plants
  • Botanical illustration
Label
Botanical art from the golden age of scientific discovery, Anna Laurent
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the scientist, the illustrator, & the educator -- Amaryllidaceae/amaryllis family -- Apiaceae or umbelliferae/carrot family -- Araceae/arum family -- Asteraceae/daisy family -- Brassicaceae/cabbage family -- Caryophyllaceae/pink family -- Convolvulaceae/morning glory family -- Cucurbitaceae/gourd family -- Cycadaceae/cycad family -- Droseraceae/sundew family -- Euphorbiaceae/spurge family -- Fabaceae/bean family -- Hydrocharitaceae/frogbit family & nymphaeaceae/waterlily family -- Liliaceae/lily family -- Musaceae/banana family & bromeliaceae/pineapple family -- Oleaceae/olive family -- Orchidaceae/orchid family -- Papaveraceae/poppy family -- Pinaceae/pine family -- Rosaceae/rose family -- Rubiaceae/coffee family -- Solanaceae/potato, tomato, nightshade family -- Vitaceae/grape family -- Types
Control code
945693850
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780226321073
Lccn
2016014267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
color illustrations
Label
Botanical art from the golden age of scientific discovery, Anna Laurent
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-217) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : the scientist, the illustrator, & the educator -- Amaryllidaceae/amaryllis family -- Apiaceae or umbelliferae/carrot family -- Araceae/arum family -- Asteraceae/daisy family -- Brassicaceae/cabbage family -- Caryophyllaceae/pink family -- Convolvulaceae/morning glory family -- Cucurbitaceae/gourd family -- Cycadaceae/cycad family -- Droseraceae/sundew family -- Euphorbiaceae/spurge family -- Fabaceae/bean family -- Hydrocharitaceae/frogbit family & nymphaeaceae/waterlily family -- Liliaceae/lily family -- Musaceae/banana family & bromeliaceae/pineapple family -- Oleaceae/olive family -- Orchidaceae/orchid family -- Papaveraceae/poppy family -- Pinaceae/pine family -- Rosaceae/rose family -- Rubiaceae/coffee family -- Solanaceae/potato, tomato, nightshade family -- Vitaceae/grape family -- Types
Control code
945693850
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780226321073
Lccn
2016014267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
color illustrations

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