Max Walters

Max Walters

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Dr (Stuart) Max Walters (born Oughtibridge, Sheffield, Yorkshire 23 May 1920 - died Grantchester, Cambridgeshire 11 December 2005) was a British botanist and academic. As a conscientious objector in the Second World War, he worked as a hospital orderly in Sheffield and Bristol. He was Curator of the Herbarium, Botany School, University of Cambridge 1949-73, Lecturer in Botany 1962-73, and for the ten years up until his retirement, 1973-83, Director of the University Botanic Garden in Cambridge. He was a Research Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge 1948-51 and Fellow of King's College, Cambridge 1964-84. He was the author of numerous books on plants and flowers, most notably the 1964 Atlas of the British Flora (with F. H. Perring) and as a co-editor of Flora Europaea. He wrote two well-known books for the New Naturalist library, Wild Flowers (1954, co-written with John Gilmour) and Mountain Flowers (1956, with John Raven). He was much involved in the research and management of Wicken Fen. After his retirement, he wrote a biography of Darwin's teacher and friend, John Stevens Henslow, Darwin's mentor (2001).show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136716704
  • 9786136716701