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American Eden : David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic - (Hardcover)

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When Dr. David Hosack tilled the country’s firstbotanical garden in the Manhattan soil more thantwo hundred years ago, he didn’t just dramaticallyalter the New York landscape; he left a monumental legacy ofadvocacy for public health and wide-ranging support for thesciences. A charismatic dreamer admired by the likes of Jefferson,Madison, and Humboldt, and intimate friends with bothHamilton and Burr, the Columbia professor devoted his life toinspiring Americans to pursue medicine and botany with a rigorto rival Europe’s. Though he was shoulder-to-shoulder with thefounding fathers—and even present at the fatal duel that tookHamilton’s life—Hosack and his story remain unknown. Now,in melodic prose, historian Victoria Johnson eloquently chroniclesHosack’s tireless career to reveal the breadth of his impact.The result is a lush portrait of the man who gave voice to anew, deeply American understanding of the powers and perilsof nature.
Number of Pages: 448.0
Genre: Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Victoria Johnson
Language: English
Street Date: June 5, 2018
TCIN: 53454530
UPC: 9781631494192
Item Number (DPCI): 248-68-2733

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