Patricia fara reveals how enlightenment botany under the veil of rationality manifested a drive to conquer subdue and deflower all in the name of british empire linnaeus trained his traveling disciples in a double mission to bring back specimens for the benefit of the swedish economy and to spread the gospel of linnaean taxonomy. Sex botany and empire book read 25 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers not much sex some botany a lot of empire some mentions of carl linnaeus and yes a lot about joseph banks and his meddling in imperial construction and politics patricia fara is a historian of science at the university of cambridge she is . Sex botany and empire by patricia fara icon books 999 pp168 the way that botanists divide up flowers reminds me of the way africa was divided into countries by politicians miles kington . Sex botany and empire icon science the story of carl linnaeus and joseph banks icon science series by patricia fara read online. Sex botany and empire explores the entwined destinies of these two men and how their influence served both science and imperialism patricia fara reveals how enlightenment botany under the veil of rationality manifested a drive to conquer subdue and deflower all in the name of british empire
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