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Cover of: The botanic garden | Erasmus Darwin
About the Book

One of the first popular science books, the intent of The Botanic Garden is to pique readers' interest in science while educating them at the same time. By embracing Linnaeus's sexualized language, which anthropomorphizes plants, Darwin makes botany interesting and relevant to his readers, but his reliance on conventional images of women when describing plants and flowers reinforces traditional gender stereotypes. Darwin emphasizes the connections between humanity and plants, arguing that they are all part of the same natural world and that sexual reproduction is at the heart of evolution (ideas that his grandson, Charles Darwin, would later turn into a full-fledged theory of evolution). This evolutionary theme continues in The Economy of Vegetation which contends that scientific progress is part of evolution and urges its readers to celebrate inventors and scientific discoveries in a language usually reserved for heroes or artistic geniuses.

Classifications

Dewey 821/.6

38 editions First published in 1700

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Botanic Garden
June 30, 2005, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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The Botanic Garden
April 30, 2004, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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The Botanic Garden
April 30, 2004, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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The Botanic Garden: The Loves of the Plants
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English - 2nd edition
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The botanic garden
1978, Garland Pub.
in English
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The botanic garden
1978, Garland Pub
in English
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The botanic garden
1978, Garland Pub
in English
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The botanic garden: 1791
1973, Scolar Press
in English
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The botanic garden: a poem, in two parts ... : with philosophical notes
1807, Printed and sold by T. & J. Swords
Microform in English - 2nd American ed
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The botanic garden: a poem, in two parts
1807, T. & J. Swords
in English - 2d American ed.
Cover of: The botanic garden
The botanic garden: a poem, in two parts ... : with philosophical notes.
1807, Printed and sold by T. & J. Swords
Microform in English - 2nd American ed.
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Cover of: The botanic garden
The botanic garden: a poem. In two parts.
1799, Printed for J. Johnson
in English - 4th ed.
Cover of: Les amours des plantes
Cover of: The botanic garden.
The botanic garden.: A poem, in two parts. Part I. Containing the economy of vegetation. Part II. The loves of the plants. : With philosophical notes
1798, Printed by T. & J. Swords, printers to the faculty of physic of Columbia College, no. 99 Pearl-Street.
Electronic resource - The first American edition
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The botanic garden.: A poem, in two parts. Part I. Containing the economy of vegetation. Part II. The loves of the plants. : With philosophical notes.
1798, Printed by T. & J. Swords, printers to the faculty of physic of Columbia College, no. 99 Pearl-Street.
Microform in English - The first American edition.
Cover of: The botanic garden
The botanic garden: a poem, in two parts. With philosophical notes.
1798, Printed by T. &. J. Swords ...
in English - The first American edition.
Cover of: The botanic garden
The botanic garden: A poem, in two parts. Part I. Containing the economy of vegetation. Part II. The loves of the plants. With philosophical notes.
1798, Printed by T. & J. Swords, printers to the faculty of physic of Columbia College, no. 99 Pearl-Street
Microform in English - The first American edition.
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The botanic garden ...
1796, Printed by J. Moore ...
in English - The fourth edition.
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The botanic garden: a poem, in two parts ... : with philosophical notes.
1795, Printed for J. Johnson ...
in English - The third edition.
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The botanic garden: a poem in two parts.
1791, for J. Johnson
in English
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Cover of: The botanic garden
Cover of: The botanic garden
Cover of: The botanic garden
The botanic garden: a poem in two parts ...
1791, Printed for J. Johnson ...
in English
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Cover of: The botanic garden
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The botanic garden: a poem in two parts.
1789, Printed for J. Johnson
Microform in English
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The botanic garden: a poem ; with philosophical notes.
1700, J. Moore.
- The fourth edition. --

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