Botanizers by Elizabeth B. Keeney
Amateur Scientists in Nineteenth-Century America

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Keeney examines the role of botany in the lives of nineteenth-century 'botanizers,' amateur scientists who collected, identified, and preserved plant specimens as a pastime. Using popular magazines, fiction, and autobiographies of the day, she explores the popular culture of this avocation, which attracted both men and women by the thousands.

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Published September 28, 1992 by The University of North Carolina Press. 220 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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