Plants and People

Plants and People : Economic Botany in Northern Europe, 800-1800 AD

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This book reviews relationships between plants and people in Northern Europe over 1000 years from 800 AD, bringing together the work of leading botanists. Topics considered include: the study of archaeological samples; early gardens and herbaria; herbals and medicinal plants; woodsmanshp; and diaries of botanical exploration in Northern Europe. The book is intended for students of botany from undergraduate level upwards.
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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 19.05mm | 457g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0748605266
  • 9780748605262

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Plants and the Vikings, Dr D. Robinson; Habent Fata Sua - the rise and fall of garden plants, Professor K. Faegri; Gardening in the age of Chaucer, Dr. J. Harvey; the history of vegetable gardens and vegetables in the Netherlands, Dr A. Zeven; haewenhnydele - an Anglo-Saxon medicinal plant, Dr Carole P. Biggam; herbals and other botanical works from the Polish renaissance, Dr Alicja Zemanek; woodmanship, Dr O. Rackham; new insights into trees and woodsmanship in South East England c.800-1300, D. Goodburn; botanical exploration in Ireland before 1800, Dr C. Nelson; pollards in art, dr Carl-Adam Haeggstrom; Carl Linnaeus as an 18th-century economic botanist, Professor W. Stearn.
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