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Title: Drunk With Science. "Regardfully Yours: Selected Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller" by R.W. Home et al. (eds). [review]
Authors: Thompson, John
Keywords: Australian
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Issue Date: Nov-2002
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Thompson, John 2002. Drunk With Science. Review of "Regardfully Yours: Selected Correspondence of Ferdinand von Mueller" by R.W. Home et al. (eds). 'Australian Book Review', No 246, November, 48-49.
Series/Report no.: No 246
Abstract: These letters open a window onto the pioneering world of nineteenth-century Australian science. Their interest is both personal and public. They bring under fresh scrutiny a complex personal story of aspiration and failure, of high ambition and personal disappointment. In their preoccupation with indigenous plants of Australia, and with the introduction of exotic species, these letters speak to the environmental concerns of the twenty-first century. In a larger context again, these letters and Mueller's own professional life have much to say about the workings of Australian science, the pull and push between 'centres' and 'peripheries', issues that, even in a time of globalisation, remain intensely relevant today.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1340
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 246 - November 2002

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