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The European discovery of the Indian flora, Ray Desmond

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The European discovery of the Indian flora
Title
The European discovery of the Indian flora
Statement of responsibility
Ray Desmond
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Language
eng
Summary
The flora of the Indian subcontinent has stirred European curiosity and investigation for over two millennia. From pepper, a coveted commodity of the lucrative spice trade, to rhododendrons, orchids, and alpine flowers, cherished in innumerable British gardens and conservatories, Indian plants have long been highly prized in the West. This book surveys European perceptions of the diversity of the Indian flora, and examines its impact on European commerce and culture including botany, horticulture, and floral art. It chronicles the growing European awareness of the Indian flora from the first glimmerings of knowledge in the fifth century BC to the demise in the mid-nineteenth century of the British East India Company and of its successor, the India Office. An epilogue briefly surveys the development of botanical studies since the independence of India and Pakistan in 1947. The evolution of European-style gardens in India is examined, and the impact of the Indian flora on British gardens is assessed --
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Desmond, Ray
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no index present
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non fiction
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Botany
  • Gardens, English
  • Gardens, European
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The European discovery of the Indian flora, Ray Desmond
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
List of plates; The ancient world; The first European settlements; Arrival of the British; Botanical research begins; Sir William Jones; The Roxburgh era; Francis Buchanan; Calcutta Botanic Garden after Roxburgh; Other botanical gardens; William Griffith and Robert Wight; The Himalayas; Ceylon; Pursuit of the picturesque; A century of change; The search for useful plants; Green medicine; Tea and opium; Rubber, coffee, and forestry; Gardening in India; Indian flowers in European gardens; Transportation of plants; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb17453136
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 355 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780198546849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • CURL 018986891441(Cam) from jgc00377
  • (OCoLC)25008083
Label
The European discovery of the Indian flora, Ray Desmond
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of plates; The ancient world; The first European settlements; Arrival of the British; Botanical research begins; Sir William Jones; The Roxburgh era; Francis Buchanan; Calcutta Botanic Garden after Roxburgh; Other botanical gardens; William Griffith and Robert Wight; The Himalayas; Ceylon; Pursuit of the picturesque; A century of change; The search for useful plants; Green medicine; Tea and opium; Rubber, coffee, and forestry; Gardening in India; Indian flowers in European gardens; Transportation of plants; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Control code
FIEb17453136
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 355 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of color plates
Isbn
9780198546849
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • CURL 018986891441(Cam) from jgc00377
  • (OCoLC)25008083

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