Home » Nonfiction » R.L. Williams » Botanophilia in Eighteenth-Century France

June 03 , 2009

Botanophilia in Eighteenth-Century France

The Spirit of the Enlightenment


The book describes the innovations that enabled botany, in the Eighteenth century, to emerge as an independent science, independent from medicine and herbalism. This encompassed the development of a reliable system for plant classification and the invention of a nomenclature that could be universally applied and understood. The key that enabled Linnaeus to devise his classification system was the discovery of the sexuality of plants. The book, which is intended for the educated general reader, proceeds to illustrate how many aspects of French life were permeated by this revolution in botany between about 1760 to 1815, a botanophilia sometimes inflated into botanomania. The reader should emerge with a clearer understanding of what the Enlightenment actually was in contrast to some popular second-hand ideas today.

How to download book

Buy this book

You can buy this book now only for $125.69. This is the lowest price for this book.

Buy book

Download book free

If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.


After that you may download book «Botanophilia in Eighteenth-Century France»:

Download Amazon Kindle:


Download ePub:


Download XML Book: