John Miers (Botanist)

John Miers (Botanist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Miers, FRS (25 August 1789 - 17 October 1879) was a British botanist and engineer, best known for his work on the flora of Chile and Argentina. Miers was born in London to a jeweller from Yorkshire, and showed interest in mineralogy and chemistry from an early age. His first published work was a monograph on nitrogen which appeared in the Annals of Philosophy in 1814. After his marriage in 1818 he traveled to South America to participate in a venture to exploit the mineral resource of Chile, particularly copper. However after landing in Buenos Aires his wife came down with childbed fever on the trip across country, and he decided against more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135723006
  • 9786135723007