Gardens of empire : botanical institutions of the Victorian British empire /

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Author / Creator:McCracken, Donal P.
Imprint:London ; Washington [D.C.] : Leicester University Press, 1997.
Description:x, 242 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Botanical gardens -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century.
Botanical gardens.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0718501098 (hardcover)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [220]-233) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. The growth of the empire's gardens. The jewels of Asia. Triumph in the Antipodes. Mixed success in Africa and the islands. The American patchwork
  • 2. The botanic stations' experiment
  • 3. The running of the imperial network
  • 4. Taming the wilderness: the colonial botanic gardens
  • 5. The functions of colonial botanic gardens. The economic function. The scientific function. Botanic gardens and society
  • 6. The colonial curator
  • App. I. Botanic gardens and stations of the British empire, pre-1902
  • App. II. Botanic gardens of the United Kingdom, pre-1902
  • App. III. Foreign botanic gardens, pre-1902
  • App. IV. Foreign colonial botanic gardens and stations, pre-1902.