The Naming of Names. the Search for Order in the World of Plants,
by Anna; Pavord
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Publisher: London, Bloomsbury, 2005
Bound, red cloth, illustrated dustjacket, decorated end papers, frontispice, 190 x 250mm., 472pp., profound and beautiful colour illustration. ISBN 0 7475 7952 0. This book from the author of The Tulip traces the search for order in the natural world, a search that for hundreds of years occupied some of the most brilliant minds in Europe, reaching its apex during the Renaissance. From Athens in the 3rd century BC; through Constantinople, Venice, and the medical school at Salerno; to the universities of Pisa and Padua, the history entails intrigue and intensely competitive egos. It continues from Europe to the lands of Islam, early expeditions to the Indies, and the first settlers in the New World. In good condition.