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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