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Kingdom of Ants: José Celestino Mutis and the Dawn of Natural History in the New World

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Kingdom of Ants: José Celestino Mutis and the Dawn of Natural History in the New World - Wilson, Edward O, and Duran, Jose M Gomez
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One of the earliest New World naturalists, Jose Celestino Mutis began his professional life as a physician in Spain and ended it as a scientist and natural philosopher in modern-day Colombia. Drawing on new translations of Mutis's nearly forgotten writings, this fascinating story of scientific adventure in eighteenth-century South America retrieves Mutis's contributions from obscurity. In 1760, the 28-year-old Mutis-newly appointed as the personal physician of the Viceroy of the New Kingdom of Granada-embarked on a 48-year ...

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Kingdom of Ants: José Celestino Mutis and the Dawn of Natural History in the New World 2010, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801897856

Hardcover