Call No. [Page No.]: QL379.E471786 [p. 127]
Publisher: London : Printed for Benjamin White and son, 1786
Object Type: Rare book
Collection: Rare Book Collection
Location: Special Collections/Rare Folio, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
Ellis, an English government official in Florida and the Caribbean, collected samples of botanical specimens and coral and sent them to scientists in England and Europe. In his correspondence with Linnaeus he dismissed earlier theories that coral were plants and proposed that they were animals. His book contributed to the development of scientific inquiry and the identification and classification of living things.
Treasure record edited on 2010-07-28 16:08:32