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A Sketch of the Life and Labours of Sir William Jackson Hooker, K.H., D.C.L. Oxon., F.R.S., F.L.S., Etc.: Late Director of the Royal Gardens of Kew (Cambridge Library Collection - Life Sciences)

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Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) was an eminent British botanist who is best known for expanding and developing the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew into a leading centre of botanic research and conservation. After undertaking botanical expeditions to Iceland and across Europe, he was appointed Regius Professor of Botany at Glasgow University in 1820, where he proved to be a popular lecturer and established the Royal Botanical Institution of Glasgow. In 1841 Hooker was appointed the first Director of the Royal Gardens at Kew, a position he held until his death. This volume, written by his son, the equally renowned botanist Sir Joseph Hooker (1817-1911) and first published in 1903, provides an intimate biography of his life. Hooker's botanic expeditions, his experiences at Glasgow, and relations between leading members of the scientific community are recounted, together with vivid descriptions of his labours and improvements at Kew.

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An intimate biography of Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865), first Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

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1. Norwich and Halesworth, 1785-1820; 2. Glasgow, 1820-1840; 3. West Park and Kew, 1841-1865.

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ISBN:
9781108019323
Author:
Hooker, Joseph Dalton
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Life Sciences
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w illus.
Pages:
94
Dimensions:
5.50x8.50x.23 in. .28 lbs.

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