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Henslow, J. S. (John Stevens) 1796-1861

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Works: 170 works in 453 publications in 1 language and 3,494 library holdings
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Darwin and Henslow: the growth of an idea; letters 1831-1860 by Charles Darwin( Book )

18 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shaping of Cambridge botany : a short history of whole-plant botany in Cambridge from the time of Ray into the present century by S. M Walters( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of botanical terms by J. S Henslow( Book )

43 editions published between 1800 and 2009 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861) was a botanist and geologist. As teacher, mentor and friend to Charles Darwin, it was his introduction that secured for Darwin the post of naturalist on the voyage of the Beagle. While Professor of Botany, Henslow established the Cambridge University Botanic Garden as a resource for teaching and research. Students were encouraged to examine plant specimens carefully, and to record the characteristics of their structures. Henslow would have known how daunting they found the task of becoming proficient with botanical vocabulary, and produced this volume to provide a secure foundation for scientific investigations. This meticulous glossary, originally published as a single volume in 1857 but drawing on contributions he made earlier to issues of The Botanist and Maund's Botanic Garden, is a testament to Henslow's scholarship. It is liberally illustrated with delightful woodcuts that clarify the meaning of selected terms
Memoir of the Rev. John Stevens Henslow, M.A., F.L.S., F.G.S., F.C.P.S., late rector of Hitcham and Professor of Botany in the University of Cambridge by Leonard Jenyns( )

3 editions published in 1862 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes recollections of John Henslow by Charles Darwin, p. 51-55
An address to landlords, on the advantages to be expected from the general establishment of a spade tenantry from among the labouring classes by J. S Henslow( )

7 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suggestions towards an enquiry into the present condition of the labouring population of Suffolk by J. S Henslow( )

7 editions published between 1844 and 1980 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters to the farmers of Suffolk : with a glossary of terms used, and the address delivered at the last anniversary meeting of the Hadleigh Farmers' Club by J. S Henslow( )

7 editions published between 1843 and 1848 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of descriptive and physiological botany by J. S Henslow( Book )

25 editions published between 1835 and 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henslow's importance as Darwin's mentor is well established. He recommended Darwin for the post of naturalist on the Beagle and also encouraged him to read Lyell's pivotal geology text (also reissued in this series). While professor of botany at Cambridge, Henslow nurtured independent inquiry and acute observation in his students. These attributes are evident in this liberally illustrated 1835 book, which also reveals the influence of Candolle's Théorie Elémentaire de la Botanique (1813) and Physiologie Végétale (1832). Henslow's book, like his meticulous research papers and his innovative lectures, included focussed investigations on the nature and stability of 'species'. Charles Darwin paid such close attention that he became known as 'the man who walks with Henslow', and Henslow's teachings were to echo through Darwin's writings, from his jottings in notebooks on the Beagle onward. This reissue gives modern readers easy access to the work of this inspirational scientist
A reformer's duty : an address to the reformers of the town of Cambridge by J. S Henslow( )

7 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessons in elementary botany : the part on systematic botany based upon material left in manuscript by the late Professor Henslow by Daniel Oliver( Book )

24 editions published between 1864 and 1895 in English and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive and physiological botany by J. S Henslow( Book )

15 editions published between 1835 and 2016 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from letters addressed to Professor Henslow, read at a meeting of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 16 November, 1835 by Charles Darwin( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flora of Suffolk : a catalogue of the plants (indigenous or naturalized,) found in a wild state in the county of Suffolk by J. S Henslow( Book )

11 editions published between 1860 and 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An influential professor of botany at Cambridge, John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861) revived his department and helped develop the current University Botanical Garden for study, teaching and conservation. A mentor to the young Darwin, he proved an educational innovator, initiating the study of individual sciences at Cambridge and practical examinations at the University of London. While rector of Hitcham in Suffolk, he took an interest in local politics, welfare and popular education. This led to the publication in 1860 of this catalogue, which collated the observations and work of amateur botanists. Henslow was the overarching academic and technical consultant while Edmund Skepper is credited with organising and collating the information from the contributors. Catalogued taxonomically, each plant's Latin and common name is given along with its physical description, common locations, rarity or commonality, and periods of flowering or germination. It remains a valuable guide for amateur botanists and naturalists
A Syllabus of a Course of Lectures on Mineralogy by J. S Henslow( )

9 editions published between 1823 and 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Stevens Henslow (1796-1861), a student of Adam Sedgwick, became Professor of Mineralogy at Cambridge in 1822. He soon moved to a chair in Botany, and became a teacher and mentor to Charles Darwin. This book on mineralogy was first published in 1823. It was intended to save time in class by providing an easily accessible reference to the composition of various minerals according to the principles of atomic theory, which was then entering the scientific mainstream. In that paradigm, analysis and examination of any mineral's composition involved first ascertaining the mineral's elementary molecules, both 'essential' and 'accidental', and second, determining the proportions in which the essential ingredients combined to form the integrant molecule of the mineral. Henslow's book will interest historians of science tracing the development of atomic theory, and those working more broadly in the history of university education and the intellectual climate of the nineteenth century
A catalogue of British plants : arranged according to the natural system, with the synonyms of de Candolle, Smith, Lindley, and Hooker by J. S Henslow( Book )

9 editions published in 1835 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A catalogue of British plants : arranged according to the natural system, with the synonyms of de Candolle, Smith, and Lindley by J. S Henslow( Book )

9 editions published between 1829 and 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1829, botany had much to prove. A prominent lecturer, John Lindley, noted that 'it has been very much the fashion of late years, in this country, to undervalue the importance of this science, and to consider it an amusement for ladies rather than an occupation for the serious thoughts of man'. In the three documents reissued here, Cambridge botany professor John Stevens Henslow (1796–1861) demonstrates the exacting standards of his course. The work contains an 1829 catalogue of British plants, the skeleton structure of sixteen lectures for 1833 and an 1851 list of potential examination questions. Students were expected to differentiate between 'an indefinite and a definite inflorescence', to recognise 'albuminous seeds', and describe 'nectariferous appendages'. With a strongly Linnaean approach to taxonomy, this collection offers researchers a window into the growth of academic botany prior to the revolution occasioned by Stevens' pupil, Charles Darwin
Three letters of John James Audubon to John Stevens Henslow by John James Audubon( Book )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the geology of Cape Breton by Richard Brown( Book )

5 editions published between 1843 and 1984 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extracts from letters addressed to Professor Henslow by Charles Darwin( Book )

7 editions published between 1835 and 1960 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A dictionary of botanical terms
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