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The Elements of Botany

The Elements of Botany


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108037310

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  • The author of pioneering works on the plant families Euphorbiaceae and Malpighiaceae, French botanist Adrien de Jussieu (1797–1853), from a famous family of scientists, became professor of botany at the Paris Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in 1826. The author of several specialised monographs, he is best known for his Botanique: Cours élémentaire d'histoire naturelle (1842), an exhaustive introduction to botany originally intended for use in French schools. This much acclaimed book went through twelve editions between 1842 and 1884, and was translated into many languages. This English translation, completed while he was still an Oxford student by the young British botanist James Hewetson Wilson (1826–50), was first published in 1849. It contains additional descriptions of the different systems and structures that clarify de Jussieu's terminology, as well as an appendix on geology.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108037310
    • length: 790 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 44 mm
    • weight: 0.99kg
    • contains: 750 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The introduction
    The Elements of Botany: The organs of vegetation
    Functions of the organs of vegetation
    Organs of reproduction
    Envelopes of the flower
    Organs of fecundation
    A few general phenomena of vegetation
    The principles of classification
    Botanical geography

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    Adrien de Jussieu


    James Hewetson Wilson

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