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Ladies' Botany

Ladies' Botany
Or, a Familiar Introduction to the Study of the Natural System of Botany
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108076586

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  • The horticulturalist John Lindley (1799–1865) worked for Sir Joseph Banks, and was later instrumental in saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. He was a prolific author of works for gardening practitioners but also for a non-specialist readership, and many of his books have been reissued in this series. The first volume of this two-volume work was published in 1834, and the second in 1837. At a time when botany was regarded as the only science suitable for study by women and girls, Lindley felt that there was a lack of books for 'those who would become acquainted with Botany as an amusement and a relaxation', and attempted to meet this need. A vigorous opponent of the Linnaean system of nomenclature, he supported the 'natural' system of Jussieu, and in this work, designed to help ladies educate their children, he deliberately restricts the use of Latin terms.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108076586
    • length: 718 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • contains: 50 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introductory remarks
    2. The umbelliferous tribe
    3. The evening primrose tribe
    4. The cruciferous tribe
    5. The passion-flower tribe
    6. The mallow tribe
    7. The chickweed tribe
    8. The rose tribe
    9. The protea tribe
    10. The marvel of Peru tribe
    11. The nettle tribe
    12. The heath tribe
    13. The gentian tribe
    14. The hare-bell tribe
    15. The borage tribe
    16. The mint tribe
    17. Compound flowers
    18. Distinctions of exogenous or dicotyledonous, and of endogenous or monocotyledonous plants
    19. The orchis tribe
    20. The lily tribe
    21. The bullrush tribe
    22. Glumaceous plants
    23. Cellular, flowerless, or cryptogamic plants
    24. The moss tribe
    25. The lichen tribe
    Index. Volume 2:
    26. Preliminary
    27. Pistuil
    28. The pittosporum tribe
    29. The mignonette tribe
    30. The cactus tribe
    31. The begonia tribe
    32. The lythrum tribe
    33. The tamarisk tribe
    34. Venus' fly-trap
    35. The horse-chesnut tribe
    36. The houseleek tribe
    37. The buck-thorn tribe
    38. The flax tribe
    39. The buckwheat tribe
    40. The mezereum tribe
    41. The primrose tribe
    42. The Greek valerian tribe
    43. The madder tribe
    44. The jasmine tribe
    45. The birthwort tribe
    46. Pitcher-plants
    47. The water plantain tribe
    48. The ripe fruit of a mango
    49. A systematic arrangement of plants
    50. The natural order to which a given plant belongs
    Appendix
    Index.

  • Author

    John Lindley

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