Mark Catesby: Naturalist in North America

Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 8:00am to 5:00pm more dates through October 1, 2017

Mann Library, Mann Lobby Cornell University Mann Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Mark Catesby, an English naturalist of the 18th century, remains a mysterious figure despite his tall stature amongst scientists of his day.  His seminal work – The natural history of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama islands – influenced giants in the history of science, from Audubon to Carl Linnaeus, and the plants he sent back to Europe changed horticulture on the continent immeasurably.  A special program co-hosted by Mann Library and the Horticulture Section spotlights Catesby’s work in North America and its lasting impact on the development of botany as a modern science.

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Cornell University Library, Mann Library, Sustainability


exhibit, Cornell University Library, Mann Library, history of science, botany, botanical illustration, Catesby, Sustainability, pawprint, and CALScomm




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