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Posted by on Jun 2, 2010

Botanists and the Pacific Theater in World War II (via )

I was fairly pleased with this post so I am posting it to my own blog. If you want a little history lesson on quinine (anti-malarial drug) and rubber production in World War II, then this is the post for you. I even found an Indiana Jones article from the Stor of J.

Botanists and the Pacific Theater in World War II Botany (and the Plant Sciences in general) has often been pigeonholed as being a purely scientific enterprise, one devoid of the possible allure of archaeology (well, at least the Indiana Jones version of archaeology),  the academic celebrity of physics (a la Albert Einstein), or even the dizzying charms and structure of mathematics (Nash equilibrium, anyone?). At the end of the day, many associate it with scientists clamoring through the forest … Read More

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