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A Natural History of English Gardening

Mark Laird

Inspired by the pioneering naturalist Gilbert White, who viewed natural history as the common study of cultural and natural communities, Mark Laird unearths forgotten historical data to reveal the complex visual cultures of early modern gardening. Ranging from climate studies to the study of a butterfly’s life cycle, this original and fascinating book examines the scientific quest for order in nature as an offshoot of ordering the garden and field. Laird follows a broad series of chronological events—from the Little Ice Age winter of 1683 to the drought summer of the volcanic 1783—to probe the nature of gardening and husbandry, the role of amateurs in scientific disciplines, and the contribution of women as gardener-natura...

2015   440 pp.  300 color + 100 b/w illus.   -   Cloth ISBN: 9780300196368  $75.00

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Climate Cultures
Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Discovering Tuberculosis
A Global History, 1900 to the Present

A Neurocognitive Approach to Mystical Experiences

The Lock and Key of Medicine
Monoclonal Antibodies and the Transformation of Healthcare

The Search for Takrur
Archaeological Excavations and Reconnaissance along the Middle Senegal Valley

German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie
Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era

Natural Capital
Valuing the Planet

Voyaging in Strange Seas
The Great Revolution in Science

The Tree That Has Nourished, Healed, and Inspired Through the Ages

Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies
The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda

Private Doubt, Public Dilemma
Religion and Science since Jefferson and Darwin

Black Hole
How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved

His Space and Times

The House of Owls

The Narrow Edge
A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab, and an Epic Journey

Pax Technica
How the Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up

Planning Democracy
Agrarian Intellectuals and the Intended New Deal

Project Puffin
The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock

Remoteness and Modernity
Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan

Magnificent Creatures of Water, Air, and Land

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