Author: Londa Schiebinger
Plants and Empire: Colonial Bioprospecting in the Atlantic World
Harvard University Press
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Plants seldom figure in the grand narratives of war, peace, or even everyday life yet they are often at the center of high intrigue. In the eighteenth century, epic scientific voyages were sponsored by European imperial powers to explore the natural riches of the New World, and uncover the botanical secrets of its people.