Some New Botanical and Scientific History Treats Online

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Poppy (Papever Somniferum) from Arthur Pearson Luff, Text-book of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Volume 1, 1895

I thought some of those who attended last year’s CfB Symposium might be interested in a new online exhibition.  They’ve used a software package called Juncture that lets the text scroll alongside facing images of the subjects.  I had to use the down arrow keys for the first 1–2 items before I could see the scroll bar in the middle, but the result is very attractive and engaging.  The exhibition focuses on botanical publications in the London Middle Temple Library. :   This exhibition was co-curated by Will Beharrell at the Linnean Society. It also features two videos: transcriptions of two manuscript pieces.

In addition, University College London just published an open access essay collection on publication of science by the Royal Society since its founding:
A History of Scientific Journals: Publishing at the Royal Society, 1665-2015 by Aileen Fyfe, Noah Moxham, Julie McDougall-Waters, and Camilla Mørk Røstvik. Download it free:

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