John Walker (Natural Historian)

John Walker (Natural Historian)

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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 Walker FRSE was a Scottish minister and natural historian. He was Professor of Natural History at the University of Edinburgh from 1779 to 1803. Walker was a protege of the chemist William Cullen and a colleague of Dugald Stewart, Joseph Black and several other Edinburgh professors who shaped the intellectual milieu of the Scottish Enlightenment. During his long career, he became a distinguished botanist, chemist, geologist, hydrologist, meteorologist, mineralogist, zoologist and economic historian, as well as being a minister in the Church of Scotland. Many of his students went on to become leading scientists in nineteenth century Scotland, England, Ireland, and America. As a member of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh when it received its royal charter, Walker automatically became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1783, going on to serve as Secretary of the Society's Physical sectionshow more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136669781
  • 9786136669786