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The Tourist's Flora : A Descriptive Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of the British Islands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Italian Islands, Paperback / softback Book

The Tourist's Flora : A Descriptive Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of the British Islands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Italian Islands Paperback / softback

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture series

Description

By the middle of the nineteenth century, botany was a popular amateur pursuit as well as a rapidly developing science.

First published in 1850, this catalogue covers the flora of Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy - the most popular tourist destinations of the period.

It was compiled over several years by Joseph Woods (1776-1864), who was an architect by profession but also an avid botanist and contributor to the Transactions of the Linnean Society.

Taking care to clearly define his terms in the still-developing botanical lexicon, Woods includes hundreds of entries and technical descriptions.

A testament to the contemporary market for scholarly amateur guides, this rigorous publication is the product of the author's lifelong interest and a retirement devoted to painstaking study.

It remains an instructive resource for those interested in the history and dissemination of plant science.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 596 pages, 1 Plates, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Botany & plant sciences
  • ISBN: 9781108062466

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