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

Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker O.M., G.C.S.I.
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F. O. Bower
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  • Date Published: June 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108031028

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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 first volume describes Hooker's early life and his career up to 1860, and the second his management of Kew, his later travels, and the end of his long life.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108031028
    • dimensions: 217 x 140 x 68 mm
    • weight: 1.58kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Early days
    2. The Antarctic voyage: preliminaries
    3. The southern journey and its scientific scope
    4. The voyage of the Erebus and Terror: passing impressions
    5. Tasmania and the Antarctic
    6. South again: New Zealand and the Cape
    7. The Antarctic voyage: personal
    8. Return to England: and visit to Paris
    9. Edinburgh
    10. The Geological Survey
    11. The voyage to India
    12. Journey to the Kymore Hills
    13. To Darjiling: the first Himalayan journey
    14. The second Himalayan journey
    15. Captivity and release
    16. Last days in Sikkim
    17. To the Khasia Mountains
    18. The return from India
    19. Botany: its position and prospects in the fifties
    20. Science teaching: examinations
    21. Science organisation: societies, journals, and rewards
    22. Miscellaneous, 1850–60
    23. Letters to Darwin, 1843–59
    24. On species
    25. The making of the 'Origin': science and friendship
    26. Publication of the 'Origin' and the 'Introduction to the Tasmanian Flora'
    27. The journey to Palestine and the work of 1860. Volume 2:
    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.

  • Author

    Joseph Dalton Hooker

    Editor

    Leonard Huxley

    Contributors

    F. O. Bower

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