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An Asian plant with mysterious cathartic powers, medicinal rhubarb spurred European trade expeditions and obsessive scientific inquiry from the Renaissance until the twentieth century. Rarely, however, had there been a plant that so thoroughly frustrated Europeans' efforts to acquire it and to master its special botanical and chemical properties. Here Clifford Foust presents the remarkable efforts of the explorers, traders, botanists, gardeners, physicians, and pharmacists who tried to adapt rhubarb for convenient use in Europe. His is an intriguing tale of how humans and their institutions have been affected by natural realities they do not entirely comprehend. Readers interested in the history of medicine, pharmaceutics, botany, or horticulture will be fascinated by this once-perplexing plant: highly valued by physicians for its cathartic properties, rhubarb resisted revealing its active chemical principles, had many widely varying species, and did not breed true by seed. This history includes sections on the geographic and economic importance of rhubarb--which explain how the plant became a major state monopoly for Russia and an important commodity for the East India companies--and a discussion of rhubarb's emergence as an international culinary craze during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Originally published in 1992.
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"Clifford Foust's book is one of the most unusual I have ever read--quite innovative in concept and execution. It has taught me a great deal about early modern Russian history and medical history, but it also has much to say about the history of botany and horticulture, as well as international economics. Few readers would fail to find something of interest here."--John T. Alexander, University of Kansas
Titolo: Rhubarb: The Wondrous Drug (Princeton Legacy...
Casa editrice: Princeton University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1992. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP9830506
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1992. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP74588981
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806910874744.0
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97806910874743.0
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New IN original Shrink Wrap. First Edition. Copyright Date: 1992 Sm Quarto, , PP.371, Remedies you may not have thought of before. Codice libro della libreria 41916B74d
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. ISBN 0691087474. Hardcover copy in very good to near fine condition with very good to near fine dustjacket. First printing of this edition. Tight clean attractive, unmarked copy. C2 Shelf 7 14. Copy #2. Codice libro della libreria 1002512
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0691087474 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.0352796
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. First. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0691087474
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. hardback, 8vo, a very good tightly bound copy in a very good pictorial dust wrapper, text unmarked and clean, 371pp. Codice libro della libreria 211022
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110691087474