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Number of Pages: 224
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Book theme: Plants & Animals
Author: Marc Jeanson & Florence Tessier & Serge Muller
Street Date: October 13, 2020
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-2327
A tribute to the world's most extensive collection of botanical specimens, which scientists have meticulously gathered, preserved, and studied since the eighteenth century. With more than eight million samples, the Herbarium's prestigious collection at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris is the most extensive in the world. The Herbarium's archive is a living testament to the world's major historical events--from the 1237 BCE funerary headdress of Egyptian king Ramses II to third-generation botanist Antoine Laurent de Jussieu's groundbreaking natural classification of flowering plants to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's hand-annotated botanical notebook. The practice of assembling a herbarium, while first used as a scientific tool, became an art in its own right due to the allure of its floral forms and colors. This handsome volume traces the creative, patrimonial, and scientific dimensions of this exceptional collection that safeguards a rare international heritage; it is a testimony to the modern challenges of biodiversity.
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