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Ex-library. Library stamps, labels and markings. Abrasion to rear endpaper. Some adhesive tape stains to dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; xii, , 266 pages. Cream boards with black lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 203 x 134mm. Some illustrations. Text in English, translated from the 1979 French edition "Le Second Règne de la Nature". "This is a very remarkable example of the epistemology of the history of science, as it has developed in France since Bachelard and Canguilhem." - Michael Foucault, quoted on rear panel of dust-jacket. "'Nature's Second Kingdom' charts the concepts and practices of eighteenth-century discourses on 'vegetality, ' the 'whatever it is' which is peculiar to plants." Contents: Translator's Note; Foreword by Georges Canguiilhem; Introduction; The Central Problems of Botany; Nutrition; Generation; Movement; Conclusion; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography.