The Romance of the Apothecaries Garden at Chelsea

Author: Frederic Dawtrey Drewitt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108015875
Release Date: 2010-10-31
Genre: Medical

Drewitt investigates the origins and history of this unique and fascinating educational garden.

The Romance of the Apothecaries Garden at Chelsea

Author: F. Dawtrey Drewitt
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 1110590954
Release Date: 2009-06
Genre: History

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Apothecaries Garden

Author: Sue Minter
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 9780752495279
Release Date: 1996-09-30
Genre: History

Founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries, the Chelsea Physic Garden led the world for over 300 years in the research and classification of new plants. Sue Minter examines its history and many notable achievements.

Enlightenment Modernity and Science

Author: Paul A. Elliot
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857718969
Release Date: 2010-10-30
Genre: Science

Scientific culture was one of the defining characteristics of the English Enlightenment, permeating many aspects of Georgian society and culture. As new and mysterious realms were opened up, intellectual orthodoxies challenged, and exotic specimens acquired for aristocratic estates, private collections and museums, so the latest discoveries in astronomy, electricity and natural history were discussed and debated in homes, institutions, towns and cities around the country. But how did the production and dissemination of scientific knowledge vary with geographical location? What were the differing influences in town and country and from region to region? _x000D_ _x000D_ Enlightenment, Modernity and Science provides the first full length study of the geographies of Georgian scientific culture in England. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including manuscripts, institutional records, personal memoirs and correspondence, the author takes the reader on a tour of the principal arenas in which scientific ideas were disseminated and discussed - including the home, town and countryside - to show how the cultures of science and knowledge varied across the Georgian landscape. The importance of the Georgian domestic environment is explored and metropolitan scientific culture is contrasted with county towns such as York, Norwich and Hull, showing how aristocratic, gentlemanly and professional status nurtured relatively autonomous cultures. The role of natural philosophy in the formation of new spaces for science - such as public botanical gardens - is revealed and it is shown how this influenced, and was in turn influenced by, different sections of society. Taking in key figures such as Erasmus Darwin, Abraham Bennett, and Joseph Priestley along the way, and with chapters on science and the dissenting academies, and Freemasonry and antiquarianism, Enlightenment, Modernity and Science is a work that sheds important light on the complex geographies of Georgian English scientific culture.

Old Time Gardens Newly Set Forth

Author: Alice Morse Earle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108076616
Release Date: 2014-12-18
Genre: Gardening

In this well-illustrated 1901 work, Alice Morse Earle describes the historic and modern gardens of the United States' north-eastern seaboard.

CRC World Dictionary of Plant Names

Author: Umberto Quattrocchi
Publisher: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 0849326761
Release Date: 1999-11-23
Genre: Science

A comprehensive reference for all involved with plants and gardens, whether they are growing, studying, or writing about them.

The Chelsea gardener

Author: Hazel Le Rougetel
Publisher: Sagapress
ISBN: CHI:35639224
Release Date: 1990-12-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This biography of the great 18th-century gardener, who numbered Sir Hans Sloane and Carl Linnaeus among his acquaintances, is a fascinating overview of horticulture during the great age of discovery.

The Apothecary

Author: Maile Meloy
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101535745
Release Date: 2011-10-04
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies - Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster. Together with Ian Schoenherr's breathtaking illustrations, this is a truly stunning package from cover to cover.