Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker O.M., G.C.S.I.

Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker O.M., G.C.S.I.

by Joseph Dalton Hooker
     
 

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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817–1911) was one of the most eminent botanists of the later nineteenth century. Educated at Glasgow, he developed his studies of plant life by examining specimens all over the world. After several successful scientific expeditions, first to the Antarctic and later to India, he was appointed to succeed his father as Director of the

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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817–1911) was one of the most eminent botanists of the later nineteenth century. Educated at Glasgow, he developed his studies of plant life by examining specimens all over the world. After several successful scientific expeditions, first to the Antarctic and later to India, he was appointed to succeed his father as Director of the Botanical Gardens at Kew. Hooker was the first to hear of and support Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection, and over their long friendship the two scientists exchanged many letters. Another close friend was the scientist T. H. Huxley, and it was the latter's son, Leonard (1860–1933), who published this standard biography in 1918. The second volume details Hooker's management of Kew, his later travels, and the end of his long life.

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ISBN-13:
9781108031011
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2011
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Life Sciences Series
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.60(d)

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