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.

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: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849326783
Release Date: 1999-11-22
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 Connoisseur

Author: James Thomas Herbert Baily
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015017516728
Release Date: 1943
Genre: Art


Country Life

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015051415696
Release Date: 1937-11
Genre: Country life