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Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England From its Origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System by Richard Pulteney
  

Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England From its Origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture Series

Synopsis

Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England From its Origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System by Richard Pulteney

Richard Pulteney (1730-1801) was a Leicestershire physician whose medical career suffered both from a lack of aristocratic patronage and from his dissenting religious background. However, his lifelong interest in botany and natural history, and particularly his work on the new Linnaean system of botanical classification, led to publications in the Gentleman's Magazine and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1762. His book on Linnaeus (also reissued in this series), first published in 1782, was later considered to be of great significance for the acceptance in England of the Linnaean system, and this two-volume work, published in 1790, is still relevant to the study of the history of botany. Volume 2 includes the development of botanical gardens, famous figures such as Dillenius and Sherard, and the study of botany in Scotland and Ireland.

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Publication date

11th August 2011

Author

Richard Pulteney

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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Botany & plant sciences
History of science

ISBN

9781108037334

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