Torreya Volume 9

Torreya Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...months earlier, and its later editions covered a considerably larger field, while the author always persisted in giving clear expression to his own views. Dr. Alvan W. Chapman, on the other hand, who wrote the well-known flora of the southern United States, was an author in little more than name, the absolute authority of Dr. Gray being recognized throughout the work. During the years when Dr. Gray monopolized nearly all of the work on the taxonomy of flowering plants in this country, there arose a number of specialists in plant-groups in which he took little interest--for he realized that it was impossible for one man to cover all the ground--who, as a rule, cooperated with him in their work. Among the specialists in groups of flowering plants were M. S. Bebb, who did notable work with the willows, having at his home in Illinois a remarkable salicetum where he was able to compare the various species in a living state; George Thurber, best known to botanists as a grass student, although most of his time was devoted to editorial work in agriculture; and George Vasey, also a specialist in the taxonomy of grasses, and for years the botanist of the United States Department of Agriculture. In ferns, the one prominent name was that of Daniel C. Eaton, for thirty years professor of botany at Yale; he was a grandson of Amos Eaton, whose wonderful influence upon American botany has been mentioned. Among moss students, we may refer to William S. Sullivant, who was the pioneer in the work upon this group of plants in this country, and Thomas P. James, who assisted Leo Lesquereux (of whom more later) in the preparation of the manual which is even now the only book of its kind for the identification of all then known American mosses. In the study of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236916263
  • 9781236916266