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Hardcover Kingdom of Ants: Jos? Celestino Mutis and the Dawn of Natural History in the New World Book

ISBN: 0801897858

ISBN13: 9780801897856

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

One of the earliest New World naturalists, Jos 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...

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