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Constantine Samuel Rafinesque was a quintessential nineteenth-century American scientist and naturalist. Exalted by some, cursed by others, Rafinesque gave Latin names to over 6,700 plant species, was acknowledged by Darwin for his early insights into biological variation, and is frequently mentioned in the great natural history archives. Yet he has been almost forgotten in our own day. During his long career, which included some five years as an innovative professor at Transylvania University in Kentucky, Rafinesque's colorful and sometimes difficult personality led to troubles with his colleagues. In Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, the first full-length biography of this brilliant, original, and misunderstood naturalist, Leonard Warren presents a fair and surprising look at Rafinesque's life and contributions to the world of science.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Frontispiece, Copyright, Epithet, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. x-xii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Chapter 1. In the Beginning
  2. pp. 6-12
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  1. Chapter 2. The Newcomer in Botanical Paradise, 1802–1805
  2. pp. 13-34
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  1. Chapter 3. Sicily, 1805–1815
  2. pp. 35-48
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  1. Chapter 4. American Science and Natural History in Rafinesque's Time
  2. pp. 49-55
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  1. Chapter 5. Return to America, 1815–1818
  2. pp. 56-70
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  1. Chapter 6. Going West, 1818
  2. pp. 71-78
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  1. Chapter 7. Kentucky, 1819–1826
  2. pp. 79-99
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  1. Chapter 8. The World of Finance and Banking
  2. pp. 100-108
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  1. Chapter 9. Travels and Farewell to Lexington
  2. pp. 109-116
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  1. Chapter 10. The Medicine Man
  2. pp. 117-126
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  1. Chapter 11. History, Archaeology, and Linguistics
  2. pp. 127-147
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  1. Chapter 12. Walam Olum
  2. pp. 148-155
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  1. Chapter 13. Botany and Zoology
  2. pp. 156-170
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  1. Chapter 14. Last Years in Philadelphia
  2. pp. 171-191
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  1. Chapter 15. Last Days
  2. pp. 192-200
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 201-210
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 211-230
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 231-240
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-252
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. 253-260
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813149622
Related ISBN
9780813123165
MARC Record
OCLC
897379735
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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