Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker O.M., G.C.S.I.: Volume 2

Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker O.M., G.C.S.I.: Volume 2

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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) was one of the most eminent botanists of the later nineteenth century. Educated at Glasgow, he developed his studies of plant life by examining specimens all over the world. After several successful scientific expeditions, first to the Antarctic and later to India, he was appointed to succeed his father as Director of the Botanical Gardens at Kew. Hooker was the first to hear of and support Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection, and over their long friendship the two scientists exchanged many letters. Another close friend was the scientist T. H. Huxley, and it was the latter's son, Leonard (1860-1933), who published this standard biography in 1918. The second volume details Hooker's management of Kew, his later travels, and the end of his long life.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5 b/w illus.
  • 1139014544
  • 9781139014540

Table of contents

28. Economic botany and the new floras; 29. Scientific work, 1860-5; 30. 1860-5: personal; 31. Kew, St. Petersburg, and Marocco; 32. Darwinian interests; 33. The presidency of the Royal Society; 34. The presidency (continued); 35. The Ayrton episode; 36. Life and friendship at Kew; 37. Loss and gain; 38. America: and geographical distribution; 39. End of the presidential term (1877-8); 40. Kew: 1879-85; 41. Retirement, to 1897: botanical work; 42. Retirement, to 1897: Darwiniana and other scientific interests; 43. Retirement, to 1897: of books and opinions; 44. Miscellaneous letters: 1886-97; 45. The 'Lion' letters; 46. Final botanical work; 47. Further problems of economic botany; 48. Hooker's position as botanist F. O. Bower; 49. Personalia: 1898-1906; 50. The last years; Appendices; Index.show more