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The signature of all things: [a novel]
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Published:
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, [2013].
Physical Desc:
883 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Status:
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LARGE PRINT FICTION Gilbert, E.

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Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this sweeping novel follows the fortunes of the Whittakers -- a family of botanical explorers, led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker, a poor-born Englishman who makes his fortune in the South American quinine trade and swiftly becomes the richest man in the New World. His daughter, Alma, born into great luxury in 1800, ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. She is brilliant and insatiable, driven by an unquenchable sense of wonder, and also by a desperate need to understand the hidden mechanism behind all life.

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Format:
Large Print
Edition:
Large print ed.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781410461414, 1410461416

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Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, this sweeping novel follows the fortunes of the Whittakers -- a family of botanical explorers, led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker, a poor-born Englishman who makes his fortune in the South American quinine trade and swiftly becomes the richest man in the New World. His daughter, Alma, born into great luxury in 1800, ultimately becomes a botanist of considerable gifts herself. She is brilliant and insatiable, driven by an unquenchable sense of wonder, and also by a desperate need to understand the hidden mechanism behind all life.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, E. (2013). The signature of all things: [a novel]. Large print ed. Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-. 2013. The Signature of All Things: [a Novel]. Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-, The Signature of All Things: [a Novel]. Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gilbert, Elizabeth. The Signature of All Things: [a Novel]. Large print ed. Waterville, Maine, Thorndike Press, 2013.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

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