ADOLPHE TONDUZ AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF BOTANY IN COSTA RICA

ADOLPHE TONDUZ Y LA ÉPOCA DE ORO DE LA BOTÁNICA EN COSTA RICA

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ADOLPHE TONDUZ AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF BOTANY IN COSTA RICA

ADOLPHE TONDUZ Y LA ÉPOCA DE ORO DE LA BOTÁNICA EN COSTA RICA

As a jigzaw puzzle, this book organize letters and centennial pieces of paper found in Costa Rican and European museums in order to re-create the golden age of Botany in Costa Rica and the beginning of the modern science in the country. The Swiss Botanist Adolphe Tonduz, guides us into the flora exploration carried in late nineteenth century in Costa Rica’s hidden corners. Tonduz texts address different topics such as environmental conservation, infrastructure and historical characters which form a set of unforgettable memories which are not documented by any other source of information until now. Due to the correspondence Tonduz held with professionals from Europe, US and Latin America, it was possible to gather a very important collection of plants at the south of Río Grande. This book provides details of such highly demand task that concludes in the systematic botany studies and to the National Herbarium in Costa Rica.

The author has been receipient of The Stanley Greenge Award by the International Association of Biologists

  • ADOLPHE TONDUZ AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF BOTANY IN COSTA RICA
  • Gregorio Dauphin-López
  • Tecnológico de Costa Rica
  • Available Worldwide
  • Spanish
  • Printed
    • 978-997-7663-68-5
  • No
    • Dagoberto Arias Aguilar
    • darias@itcr.ac.cr
    • +(506) 2562–6750/4