Elements of Botany

Elements of Botany

by John Lindley


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Employed early in his career by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist John Lindley (1799-1865) is best known for his recommendation that Kew Gardens should become a national botanical institution, and for saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. As an author, he is best remembered for his works on taxonomy and classification. A partisan of the 'natural' system rather than the Linnaean, Lindley published this 1841 work, the fourth edition of his Outline of the First Principles of Botany, under a new title to emphasise not only that it was 'much extended, and, it is hoped, improved', but also that it was a textbook for students of 'structural, physiological, systematical, and medical' botany. He defines the different elements of a plant, and provides a checklist for identification of plant families, before discussing the various 'natural' systems of classification, including his own, and the different practical uses of plants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108076647
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/05/2015
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture Series
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Structural and physiological botany; 2. Systematical botany; 3. Medical botany; Index.

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