In The Footsteps Of Joseph Dalton Hooker

Author: Seamus O'Brien
Editor: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
ISBN: 9781842466568
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In 1847 Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911) embarked on an expedition to Sikkim in the eastern Himalaya, a region where he would discover a huge number of botanical treasures previously unknown to the West. A scientist of breath-taking ability, Hooker would go on to become one of the greatest botanists and explorers of the 19th century and is perhaps the greatest of the lauded Directors of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.In this fascinating travelogue, author Seamus O'Brien retraces Hooker's footsteps in Sikkim, bringingalive the adventure, dangers and discoveries that Hooker and his companions experienced in the mid- 19th century. Seamus describes how his drive for this expedition came from a yearning to see in the wild the plant discoveries made famous by Hooker, who described the region as 'a perfect microcosmof the Himalaya.' Following in Hooker's footsteps, the author describes how these places compare to the descriptions made by Hooker 170 years previously, and how in many ways how little Sikkim has changed little over the course of time.Hooker was a highly skilled geographer and cartographer, and in Sikkim he created the firstcomprehensive map of the kingdom, highlighting mountain passes that would be of enormousstrategic value in the decades to come. Some of these maps are reproduced in the book along withHooker's original sketches of the region and plants, as well as illustrated throughout with stunningphotographs by the author.This is a wonderful celebration of one of the greatest adventures by one of history's greatest scientists,and ideal for anyone with an interest in the flora and history of the region.

The Athenaeum

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Annual Record Of Science And Industry

Author: Spencer Fullerton Baird
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Annual record for 1874-78 contains "Select works on science published during 1874-78."

Life And Letters Of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker O M G C S I

Author: Joseph Dalton Hooker
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108031013
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The standard biography of the botanist, of which this second volume covers up to the end of his long life.

Himalayan Journals Or Notes Of A Naturalist In Bengal The Sikkim And Nepal Himalayas The Khasia Mountains

Author: Joseph Dalton Hooker
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The Athen Um

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Deep Things Out Of Darkness

Author: John G. T. Anderson
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520273761
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Natural history, the deliberate observation of the environment, is arguably the oldest science. From purely practical beginnings as a way of finding food and shelter, natural history evolved into the holistic, systematic study of plants, animals, and the landscape. Deep Things out of Darkness chronicles the rise, decline, and ultimate revival of natural history within the realms of science and public discourse. Ecologist John G. T. Anderson focuses his account on the lives and contributions of an eclectic group of men and women, from John Ray, John Muir, Charles Darwin, and Rachel Carson, who endured remarkable hardships and privations in order to learn more about their surroundings. Written in an engaging narrative style and with an extensive bibliography of primary sources, the book charts the journey of the naturalist’s endeavor from prehistory to the present, underscoring the need for natural history in an era of dynamic environmental change.

The Paper Road

Author: Erik Mueggler
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520950496
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This exhilarating book interweaves the stories of two early twentieth-century botanists to explore the collaborative relationships each formed with Yunnan villagers in gathering botanical specimens from the borderlands between China, Tibet, and Burma. Erik Mueggler introduces Scottish botanist George Forrest, who employed Naxi adventurers in his fieldwork from 1906 until his death in 1932. We also meet American Joseph Francis Charles Rock, who, in 1924, undertook a dangerous expedition to Gansu and Tibet with the sons and nephews of Forrest’s workers. Mueggler describes how the Naxi workers and their Western employers rendered the earth into specimens, notes, maps, diaries, letters, books, photographs, and ritual manuscripts. Drawing on an ancient metaphor of the earth as a book, Mueggler provides a sustained meditation on what can be copied, translated, and revised and what can be folded back into the earth.

Ethnobotany

Author: Barbara M. Schmidt
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118961900
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Betalains from Chenopodium quinoa: Andean Natural Dyes with Industrial Uses beyond Food and Medicine -- References -- 6 Asia -- Introduction -- Central Asia -- Western Asia -- South Asia -- Southeast Asia -- East Asia -- References and Additional Reading -- Ethnobotany of Dai People's Festival Cake in Southwest China -- References -- The Ethnobotany of Teeth Blackening in Southeast Asia -- References -- Artemisia Species and Human Health -- References -- Traditional Treatment of Jaundice in Manipur, Northeast India -- References -- Ethnobotany and Phytochemistry of Sacred Plant Species Betula utilis (bhojpatra) and Quercus oblongata (banj) from Uttarakhand Himalaya, India -- References -- Neem-Based Insecticides -- References -- 7 Europe -- Introduction -- References and Additional Reading -- Differential Use of Lavandula stoechas L. among Anatolian People against Metabolic Disorders -- References -- Mad Honey -- References -- Indigo: The Devil's Dye and the American Revolution -- References -- Insecticides Based on Plant Essential Oils -- References -- 8 Oceania -- Introduction -- References and Additional Reading -- Banana (Musa spp.) as a Traditional Treatment for Diarrhea -- References -- Pharmacological Effects of Kavalactones from Kava (Piper methysticum) Root -- References -- Botanical Index -- Subject Index -- End User License Agreement