Darwin and the Art of Botany

Observations on the Curious World of Plants
by James T. Costa, Bobbi Angell

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Uncover Darwin’s most important writings about plants with this important collection featuring expert interpretations and rare illustrations.

Charles Darwin is best known for his work on the evolution of animals, but in fact a large part of his contribution to the natural sciences is focused on plants. His observations are...
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Published By Timber Press

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 380

Publication Date 10/17/2023

ISBN 9781643260792

Dimensions 6.45 inches x 9.3 inches

“This book is a must-read for anyone with an interest in Charles Darwin and or botanical history.”

— Bird Booker Report

"The thinker known for his insights into animal evolution also spent much of his time thinking about plants, as the lesser-known works here demonstrate. The texts are paired with botanical art from the collection in famed socialite and avid gardener Bunny Mellon’s rare manuscripts and book library.” 

— The Globe and Mail

"Darwin and the Art of Botany really re-shaped my botanical mind...A master class on focused curiosity."

— Plantae

“Deserves its place amongst the blossoming field of plants-and-people literature.” 

— Botany One

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