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The Resource Carl Peter Thunberg : botanist and physician : career-building across the oceans in the eighteenth century, Marie-Christine Skuncke

Carl Peter Thunberg : botanist and physician : career-building across the oceans in the eighteenth century, Marie-Christine Skuncke

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Carl Peter Thunberg : botanist and physician : career-building across the oceans in the eighteenth century
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Carl Peter Thunberg
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botanist and physician : career-building across the oceans in the eighteenth century
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Marie-Christine Skuncke
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Language
eng
Summary
The Swedish botanist and physician Carl Peter Thunberg, a pupil of Linnaeus, was the only European scientist who visited and published his observations of Tokugawa Japan in the eighteenth century. On his way to and from Japan, he visited territories in the Dutch colonial empire: the Cape Colony, Batavia (present- day Jakarta), and Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Following his return to Sweden, he made a spectacular career at the University of Uppsala. He published a ground-breaking work on Japanese plants, Flora Japonica (1784), and a travel account that was translated into several languages. In 1787 the Swedish king Gustav III, on Thunberg's initiative, founded a new Botanical Garden and a monumental building for natural history ✹ Linneanum, now the home of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) ✹ as a gift to the university. Marie-Christine Skuncke reconstructs Thunberg's scientific career by exploring exchanges within the networks which he built in Europe, the Dutch colonies, and Tokugawa Japan. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book is a study of social practices in natural history, in a global perspective.--
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Skuncke, Marie-Christine
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  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
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non fiction
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  • Thunberg, Carl Peter
  • Botanists
  • Botanists
  • Botany
  • Botany
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Carl Peter Thunberg : botanist and physician : career-building across the oceans in the eighteenth century, Marie-Christine Skuncke
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17868178
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9789198194807
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (many color), facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)893029810
Label
Carl Peter Thunberg : botanist and physician : career-building across the oceans in the eighteenth century, Marie-Christine Skuncke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17868178
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
376 pages
Isbn
9789198194807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (many color), facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)893029810

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