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The Signature of All Things

By Elizabeth Gilbert, 1969-

A New York Times Bestselling Author This extraordinary story of botany, exploration and desire, spanning much of the 19th century, follows the fortunes of the brilliant Alma Whittaker (daughter of a bold and charismatic botanical explorer) as she comes into her own within the world of plants and science. As Alma's studies of moss take her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, the man she loves draws her in the opposite direction ? into the realm of the spiritual.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781410461414


Format: Large Print
Author: Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
Summary: Henry Whittaker is a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's daughter, Alma, inherits both his money and his brilliant mind, ultimately becoming a botanist of considerable gifts. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction -- into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist, Ambrose a utopian artist, but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life.
Title: The signature of all things / Elizabeth Gilbert.
Publisher Date: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage learning, 2013.
Subject: Women botanists -- Fiction. Painters -- Fiction. Enlightenment -- Fiction. Industrial revolution -- Fiction. Large type books.
Isbn: 9781410461414 (large print : hardcover : alkaline paper) 1410461416 (large print : hardcover : alkaline paper)
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System Items Total: 3
Call Number: LPF Gilbert
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Bib Id: 533489

Format: Large Print
Author: Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-
Summary: Henry Whittaker is a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's daughter, Alma, inherits both his money and his brilliant mind, ultimately becoming a botanist of considerable gifts. As Alma's research takes her deeper into the mysteries of evolution, she falls in love with a man named Ambrose Pike who makes incomparable paintings of orchids and who draws her in the exact opposite direction -- into the realm of the spiritual, the divine, and the magical. Alma is a clear-minded scientist, Ambrose a utopian artist, but what unites this unlikely couple is a desperate need to understand the workings of this world and the mechanisms behind all life.
Title: The signature of all things / Elizabeth Gilbert.
Edition: Large print edition.
Publisher, Date: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage learning, 2013.
Description: 883 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Series: Thorndike Press large print core
Series: Thorndike Press large print core series.
Subjects: Women botanists -- Fiction.
Subjects: Painters -- Fiction.
Subjects: Enlightenment -- Fiction.
Subjects: Industrial revolution -- Fiction.
Subjects: Large type books.
LCCN: 2013032198
ISBN: 9781410461414 (large print : hardcover : alkaline paper)
ISBN: 1410461416 (large print : hardcover : alkaline paper)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: LPF Gilbert