Trees Worth Knowing

Trees Worth Knowing

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"[...]name) system of nomenclature now in use in all sciences. It is a delightful coincidence that while Linnaeus was engaged on his great work, North America, that vast new field of botanical exploration, was being traversed by another Swedish scientist. Peter Kalm sent his specimens and his descriptive notes to Linnaeus, who described and named the new plants in his book. The specimens swelled the great herbarium at the University of Upsala. Among trees unknown to science before are the Magnolia, named in honor of the great French botanist, Magnol. Robinia, the locust, honors another French botanist, Robin, and his son. Kalmia, the beautiful mountain laurel, immortalizes the name of the devoted explorer who discovered it. Inevitably, duplication of names attended the work of the early scientists, isolated from each other, and far from libraries and herbaria. Any one[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 12mm | 304g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507532644
  • 9781507532645

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