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John Lindley is honoured nowadays as the foremost British orchidologist of the nineteenth century, indeed by some as 'the father of orchidology'. He is especially remembered for his fundamental achievement in the classification, description and naming of orchids. He established more than 120 genera of Orchidaceae. However, he was also among the most industrious and productive of the nineteenth century botanists. As administrator, professor, horticulturist, taxonomist, editor, journalist and botanical artist he used his time to the full. His forthright report on the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew saved it from destruction and provided a view of the potentialities which led ultimately to the development of Kew into a world-important institution. This volume commemorates the bi-centenary of his birth. Professor Stearn sketches Lindley's career as a whole and the distinguished panel of contributors he has brought together then give more detailed treatment to Lindley's roles as orchidologist, as palaeobo

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This volume commemorates the bi-centenary of John Lindley's birth. William Stearn sketches Lindley's career as a whole and the panel of contributors he has brought together then give more detailed treatment to Lindley's roles as orchidologist, as palaeobotanist and as horticulturalist.

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Published in association with The Royal Horticultural Association, this volume commemorates the bi-centenary of "the father of orchidology." In addition to establishing 120 genera of Orchidaceae, Lindley was a true Renaissance man: an administrator, professor, horticulturist, taxonomist, editor, journalist and botanical artist.

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Overview of the most important Lindley founder of the Lindley Library of the RHS. Published to mark the bi-centenary of Lindley's birth in 1799.

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ISBN:
9781851492961
Editor:
Stearn, William T.
Other:
Royal Horticultural Society
Editor:
Stearn, William T.
Author:
Antique Collectors' Club
Author:
Stearn, William T.
Author:
Stearn, William Thomas
Publisher:
ACC Distribution
Location:
Aberdeen, Scotland
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
History
Subject:
Naturalists/Gardeners
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Botanists
Subject:
Orchids
Subject:
Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Series Volume:
GTR-116
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
10.09x7.13x.91 in. 2.07 lbs.

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Product details 216 pages Antique Collectors' Club - English 9781851492961 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This volume commemorates the bi-centenary of John Lindley's birth. William Stearn sketches Lindley's career as a whole and the panel of contributors he has brought together then give more detailed treatment to Lindley's roles as orchidologist, as palaeobotanist and as horticulturalist.
"Synopsis" by , Published in association with The Royal Horticultural Association, this volume commemorates the bi-centenary of "the father of orchidology." In addition to establishing 120 genera of Orchidaceae, Lindley was a true Renaissance man: an administrator, professor, horticulturist, taxonomist, editor, journalist and botanical artist.
"Synopsis" by , Overview of the most important Lindley founder of the Lindley Library of the RHS. Published to mark the bi-centenary of Lindley's birth in 1799.
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