New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.
First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. First printing. 9.57 x 12 inches, 417 pp, illustrated in color. Book and dust jacket as new. Editor's compliments slip laid in. A collection of 14 essays demonstrating "the pervasive interest in the study of nature--for its spiritual, aesthetic, economic, and political ends"--stimulated a variety of processes not ordinarily linked to science, such as "the design and production of textiles, decorative art objects, domestic interiors, and architectural structures, as well as the mapping of land and the reshaping of its contours through agricultural production." Oversized; shipping charges will be more than standard for priority or international orders.