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    Botanical Exchanges: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Duchess of Portland.Alexandra Cook - 2007 - History of European Ideas 33 (2):142-156.
    In 1766 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in exile from France and Switzerland, came to England, where he made the acquaintance of Margaret Cavendish Harley Bentinck, Duchess of Portland. The two began to botanise together and to exchange letters about botany. These letters contain salient statements about Rousseau's views on natural theology, gardens, botanical texts and exotic botany. This exchange entailed not only discussions about plant identifications and other botanical matters, but most important, reciprocal gifts of books and specimens in the manner of (...)
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    Jean-Daniel candaux and Jean-Marc Drouin , Augustin-pyramus de candolle: Mémoires et souvenirs . Bibliothèque d'histoire Des sciences, 5. Geneva: Georg editeur, 2003. Pp. XV+591. Isbn 2-8257-0832-1. €33.00. [REVIEW]Alexandra Cook - 2005 - British Journal for the History of Science 38 (4):482-483.
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    Book Review: Rousseau Among the Moderns: Music, Aesthetics, Politics, by Julia SimonRousseau Among the Moderns: Music, Aesthetics, Politics, by SimonJulia. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013, X + 240 Pp. [REVIEW]Alexandra Cook - 2016 - Political Theory 44 (3):437-442.
  4. Linnaeus and Chinese Plants: A Test of the Linguistic Imperialism Thesis.Alexandra Cook - unknown
    It has been alleged that Carolus Linnaeus practised Eurocentrism, sexism and racism in naming plant genera after famous botanists, and excluding ‘barbarous names’. He has therefore been said to practise ‘linguistic imperialism’. This paper examines whether Linnaeus applied ‘linguistic imperialism’ to the naming of Chinese plants. On the basis of examples such as Thea (¼Camellia), Urena, Basella, Annona, Sapindus (¼Koelreuteria), and Panax, I conclude that Linnaeus used generic names of diverse origins. However, he misidentified Chinese plants’ habitats, and acted on (...)
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    Dorinda Outram, the Enlightenment. Second Edition. New Approaches to European History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Pp. XIII+165. Isbn 0-521-546681-8. £14.99, $24.99 . William E. Burns, Science in the Enlightenment: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: Abc-Clio, 2003. Pp. Xcviii+165. Isbn 1-57607-887-6. $65.00. [REVIEW]Alexandra Cook - 2007 - British Journal for the History of Science 40 (1):137-139.
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    Michael Keevak, Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011. Pp. Ix+219. ISBN 978-0-691-14301-5. £24.95. [REVIEW]Alexandra Cook - 2014 - British Journal for the History of Science 47 (2):378-379.
  7. The 'Septie`Me Promenade' of the Reˆveries: A Peculiar Account of Rousseau's Botany?Alexandra Cook - unknown
    IN an article on Rousseau’s annotations of a popular botany text, Henry Cheyron describes the Genevan philosopher as ‘ce botaniste me´juge´’. 3 The misapprehension of Rousseau’s botanical practice identified by Cheyron has its roots, I believe, in Rousseau’s own depiction of his botanising in the Reˆveries; in the ‘Septie`me promenade’ Rousseau selfconsciously portrays this study as socially isolated, lazy and lacking in direction: ‘La botanique est l’e´tude d’un oisif et paresseux solitaire... Il se prome`ne, il erre librement d’un objet a` (...)
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    Sue Ann Prince . Of Elephants and Roses: French Natural History, 1790–1830. Xxvi + 268 Pp., Illus., Index. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2013. $50. [REVIEW]Alexandra Cook - 2015 - Isis 106 (2):457-458.
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