Agnes Catlow was one of a number of women botanists and natural historians who popularised
the field of botany during the Victoria era. Subsequent to Popular Field Botany
Catlow wrote a couple of books on the subject of domesticated plants - 'Popular Garden
Botany' and 'Popular Greenhouse Botany'.
400-plus pages in length and with 20 plates of coloured engravings (four plants to each page) Catlow breaks her write-up of plants into monthly divisions. The technical descriptions of the plants and their habitats is frequently mixed with lyrical words about plant appearance and sometimes has notes of what plants were used for. In setting out the plants by month it is sometimes possible to see how shifts in climate have altered since Victorian times with Catlow's timings for the appearance of some species occasionally out of kilter with the present day.
The contents of the cased CD-ROM run like a website from the disc, so if you have a modern PC (or Mac) and a recent copy of a web browser you should be able to run the CDROM.
UK Price: 6.00 + £1.50 UK P&P.
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