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Botanica - by Marc Jeanson & Florence Tessier & Serge Muller (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 224

Genre: Photography

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

Book theme: Plants & Animals

Author: Marc Jeanson & Florence Tessier & Serge Muller

Language: English

Street Date: October 13, 2020
TCIN: 77525022
UPC: 9782080204141
Item Number (DPCI): 247-09-2327

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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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