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"Award-winning and beloved author Helen Humphreys discovers her local herbarium and realizes we need to look for beauty in whatever nature we have left -- no matter how diminished. Award-winning poet and novelist Helen Humphreys returns to her series of nature meditations in this gorgeously written and illustrated book that takes a deep look at the forgotten world of herbariums and the people who amassed collections of plant specimens in the 19th...
A heavily illustrated history of herbaria from one of the world's foremost experts. Since the 1500s, scientists have documented the plants and fungi that grow around them. organizing the specimens into collections. Know as herbaria, these archives helped give rise to botany as its own scientific endeavor. Thiers explores how herbaria emerged and have changed over time. She explains how recent innovations that allow us to see things on both the molecular...
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