D. G. Hessayon

D. G. Hessayon

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. David Gerald Hessayon (1928 - ) is a British author and botanist of Cypriot descent who is known for a best-selling series of gardening manuals known as the "Expert Guides" under his title Dr. D. G. Hessayon. The series started in 1958 with Be Your Own Gardening Expert and in 2008 the celebrated their 50th anniversary and the 50 millionth copy in print. They have become the best selling gardening books in history. David Hessayon is the son of a Cypriot landowner and grew up in Manchester, England. He gained a Bachelor of Science degree in botany from Leeds University. In 1950, he travelled to the United States where he worked as the editor of a small town newspaper. In 1953, he went to Ghana as a Research Fellow at the University College before returning to Manchester to obtain his doctorate in soil ecology. In 1955, he accepted a position as chief scientist with Pan Britannica Industries Ltd(PBI), becoming chairman in 1972. It was here Dr. Hessayon formulated the idea for his "Expert" guides to gardening.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134906077
  • 9786134906074