History of European Botanical Discoveries in China

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SEVERUS Verlag, 2011 - Science - 644 pages
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"It has been attempted in the following pages to supply the want of a work of reference, in which botanists dealing with Chinese plants preserved in European herbariums might find some particulars regarding the history of these collections, of which the labels affixed to the herbarium specimens generally give only an imperfect account." Emil Bretschneider (1833-1901) became famous among researchers for his valuable contributions to the field of sinology. His versatile approach - he was a physician and botanist as well as a sinologist - and his familiarity with Chinese literature distinguished him from his colleagues, many of whom were unable to read sources firsthand. Combining his abilities in botany and sinology, Bretschneider comprises an extensive history of Chinese plants and how they found their way to Europe. From the earliest accounts by Marco Polo, to the groundbreaking work of Carl Linnaeus, to the period of the Opium wars between England and China, this volume covers the works of European botanists up until 1860. Bretschneider does not limit his scope to China proper, but includes Mongolia, Tibet, Korea, and other regions, making this a uniquely comprehensive guide to European research on Asian plants.
 

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Contents

Garcia ab Otto
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Comte 11 Kaine
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Sea Trade of the Dutch with Eastern Asia in the 17th Cent
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Early English Intercourse with China First Botanical Col
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Botanical Collections made by the Jesuit Missionaries
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into the Gardens of Europe 48 Peking Plants 52 Macao Plants
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P Pill Sunni The Liuneau Periul From about the milile fll the lfllh Illlllllli In 1193
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VI_I Roxburgh and W Roxburgh 237 N Wallich 246
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Sen 256 J R Reeves Jnn 263 J Livingstone 266 ILA Drum
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Junior Prodrolnns 278 G S Kunth 279 G T Burnett
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H Goodhall 285 Books 285 Duchess of Dorset 285 B Barclay
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Macao 291 New Plant Loo choc and Benin Is 293 Rev G H Vachell
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Gaudiehand Beaupré 30? Gapt Goofiroy 308 K L Blame
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X111 First Russian Botanical Explorations in Eastern Asia
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tersbnrg 31621 Lengsdorfl Riedel 318 Russian Ecclesiastical Mis
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A E Va n Bream Hoockgeest 179495 Van Bream 184 De Guignes 184 1
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Chinese Plants known to Linnaeus Father and Son 63I06
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Waenman 115 Dahl
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V111 The Royal Gardens at Paris and the Great French Bota
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Chinese Plants cultivated at Vienna in the second half
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edition 1789 138 Solender Dryander 138 J Lord Petre 140
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J B Blake 152 D Nelson 152 H Bradley 153 Robertson
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IIL W Kerr 180418 IV New OhineseP1ants introduced into the Royal Kew Gar
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English Promoters of Botanical Science minent Botanists
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Dr Sir James E Smith 207 The Linnean Society of London
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Lady A Hume 212 J Mean 213 William Duke of Portland 213
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S Brookes 221 J Poole 221 B Whitley 222 J Shepherd
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Dr A Bunge 323 Ladijenski 342 I Knznetsov
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Part Pm1rtl1 Perinl inn tie First War between England llllll Cilia llll lfl
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Sir Everard Home 362 R Fortune
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K Gtltzlafi 370 Dr W A Harland 371 Dr Dill 373 Th Phi
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56 Ch Wright Small 39091
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Plants 39? D C Eaton
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Journey to the Tea Countries of China l84B51 407 A
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J Itier 523 Dr M Yvon 523 Le Clancbcr
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