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JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER: BOTANIST, EXPLORER, AND ADMINISTRATOR W.B. Turrill 1963 Scientific Book Club ed Rare DJ Fine
By Turrill, W.B.
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London, 1963, Scientific Book Club Edition. 228 pp, 3 maps, glossary, bibliography, index. Hooker was the first European to make an almost complete circuit of Kanchenjunga, 1848-9. His adventurous life included an antarctic expedition and travels in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. [Neate T73.] The 1st edition published by Nelson included 25 plates, and, as usual with Scientific Book Club editions, these are not included in this edition. Original yellow cloth hardcover with black lettering on spine; dust jacket; Near Fine.

Biography of Hooker with emphasis on his skills as a botanist; includes chapters on 'Hooker as a Palaeobotanist,' 'Botanical Exploration in India,' 'Director at Kew,' 'Hooker's Position in the History of Botany' and a chapter on Hooker and Darwinism.

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