Filippo Parlatore

Filippo Parlatore

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Filippo Parlatore (8 August 1816 - 9 September 1877) was an Italian botanist. Italian botanist, b. at Palermo, 8 Aug., 1816; d. at Florence, 9 Sept., 1877, a devout and faithful Catholic. He studied medicine at Palermo, but practiced only for a short time, his chief activity being during the cholera epidemic of 1837. Although at that time he had been an assistant professor of anatomy, a subject on which he had already written (Treatise on the human retina), he soon gave up all other interests to devote his entire attention to botany. He first made a study of the flora of Sicily, publishing in 1838 Flora panormitana (Palermo); he also dealt with the Sicilian flora in later works. In 1840 he left home to begin his extended botanical expeditions. He travelled all through Italy, then into Switzerland (where he remained for a time at Geneva with De Candolle), to France (where he was at Paris with Webb, the Englishman) and to England, his longest stay being at Kew. His part in the Third Congress of Italian naturalists held at Florence in 1841 was of significance for him and for the development of botanical studies in Italy.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135720597
  • 9786135720594