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American Eden : David Hosack, botany, and medicine in the garden of the early republic / Victoria Johnson.

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  • 4 of 19 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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16 current holds with 19 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lee County Main Library 580.973 JOHNSON (Text) 33262003255374 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/10/2019
Marianna Black Library 580.973 J (Text) 39493108332976 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/20/2019
North Asheville Library 580.973 JOH (Text) 0020511874578 Adult New Nonfiction In transit -
Pack Memorial Library 580.973 JOH (Text) 0020511873505 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/20/2019
Statesville Main Library B HOSACK JOH (Text) 33114018043836 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/20/2019
Walkertown Branch 580.973 J (Text) 0112522395662 Adult New Nonfiction In process -
West Asheville Library 580.973 JOH (Text) 0020512202365 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/02/2019
West Regional Library 580.973 J (Text) 31781064759960 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/06/2019
Wilkes County Public Library 580.973 JOH (Text) 50501011655350 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631494192
  • ISBN: 1631494198
  • Physical Description: x, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- "Tear in pieces the doctors" -- "An endless source of innocent delight" -- "Ripping open my belly" -- "He is as good as the theatre" -- "The grass is three feet high in the streets" -- "Doctor, I despair" -- "There are no informed people here" -- "H--k is enough, and even that unnecessary" -- "This delicious banquet" -- "I long to see Captain Lewis" -- "Strange noises, low spirits" -- "Such a piece of downright imposture" -- "You know, better than any man" -- "Instead of creeping along the earth" -- "Your fortunate city" -- "Expulsion from the Garden of Eden" -- "Like a romance" -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"Whether collecting specimens along the banks of the Hudson River, lecturing before a class of rapt medical students, or breaking the fever of a young Philip Hamilton, David Hosack was an American visionary who has been too long forgotten. Alongside other towering figures of the post-Revolutionary generation, he took the reins of a nation. In unearthing the dramatic story of his life, [the author] offers a lush depiction of the man who gave a new voice to the powers and perils of nature"
Subject: Hosack, David, 1769-1835.
Medical botanists > United States > Biography.
Botany, Medical > United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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