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Lindley, John 1799-1865

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Works: 392 works in 1,648 publications in 2 languages and 7,913 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Classification  Pictorial works  Biography  Terminology  History  Textbooks  Field guides  Encyclopedias  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Redactor, Correspondent, Artist
Classifications: QK94, 580
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The vegetable kingdom; or, The structure, classification, and uses of plants, illustrated upon the natural system by John Lindley( Book )

68 editions published between 1846 and 2016 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employed early in his career by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist John Lindley (1799–1865) is best known for his recommendation that Kew Gardens should become a national botanical institution, and for saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. As an author, he is best remembered for his various works on taxonomy and classification. This work, one of his most famous, was first published in 1846; reissued here is the revised third edition of 1847. Lindley describes his motive as being 'to make his countrymen acquainted with the progress of Systematic Botany abroad' given that the 'superficial and useless system of Linnaeus' was now consigned to history. The work, nonetheless an important milestone in the development of plant taxonomy, gives an overview of the various classification systems used since that of John Ray, and goes on to define the vegetable kingdom in terms of classes and 'alliances' of plants
The theory of horticulture; or, An attempt to explain the principal operations of gardening, upon physiological principles by John Lindley( Book )

30 editions published between 1840 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lindley (1799–1865) was an English horticulturalist who worked for Sir Joseph Banks and was later instrumental in saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. His earlier books on British plants were well received and he was influential in the realm of botanical nomenclature, especially in orchidology. He was a prolific author and many of his books were aimed at a non-specialist readership. His aim in this work, published in 1840, was to provide 'the intelligent gardener, and the scientific amateur … with the rationalia of the more important operations of horticulture'. Beginning with a chapter on seeds, the first part of the book describes the life and structure of a plant - the root, the stem, the leaves, the flowers and the fruit. The second part moves on to practical topics, such as ventilation and seed-saving, as well as pruning and potting, explaining many basic concepts of plant cultivation
An introduction to botany by John Lindley( Book )

54 editions published between 1832 and 2015 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasury of botany: a popular dictionary of the vegetable kingdom; with which is incorporated a glossary of botanical terms by John Lindley( Book )

62 editions published between 1866 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the natural system of botany : or, A systematic view of the organisation, natural affinities, and geographical distribution of the whole vegetable kingdom : together with the uses of the most important species in medicine, the arts, and rural or domestic economy by John Lindley( Book )

32 editions published between 1830 and 2015 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employed early in his career by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist John Lindley (1799–1865) is best known for his recommendation that Kew Gardens should become a national botanical institution, and for saving the Royal Horticultural Society from financial disaster. As an author, he is best remembered for his works on taxonomy and classification. A partisan of the 'natural' system of Jussieu rather than the Linnaean, Lindley writes, in his preface to this 1830 work, that it was originally created for his own use, to avoid having recourse to 'rare, costly and expensive publications' available only in the libraries of the wealthy. His intention is to give a 'systematic view of the organisation, natural affinities, and geographical distribution of the whole vegetable kingdom', as well as of the uses of plants 'in medicine, the arts, and rural or domestic economy'. The work is important in the history of taxonomy
The fossil flora of Great Britain : or, figures and descriptions of the vegetable remains found in a fossil state in this country by John Lindley( Book )

33 editions published between 1831 and 2016 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employed early on in his career by Sir Joseph Banks, the botanist John Lindley (1799–1865) went on to conduct important research on the orchid family and also recommended that Kew Gardens should become a national botanical institution. This pioneering three-volume work of palaeobotany, first published between 1831 and 1837, catalogues almost 300 species of fossil plants from the Pleistocene to the Carboniferous period. The geologist and palaeontologist William Hutton (1797–1860), with whom Lindley collaborated, was responsible for collecting the fossil specimens from which the 230 plates were drawn. The first serious attempt at organising and interpreting the evidence of Britain's primeval plant life, this resource is notable also for its prefatory discussion of topics such as coal seams and prehistoric climate. Volume 1 opens with a context-setting introduction and list of genera, followed by the descriptions of plates 1-79
A guide to the orchard and fruit garden or an account of the most valuable fruits cultivated in Great Britain by George Lindley( )

7 editions published between 1833 and 1846 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flora medica : a botanical account of all the more important plants used in medicine, in different parts of the world by John Lindley( Book )

25 editions published between 1838 and 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Lindley (1799–1865) was an English botanist and a leading authority on orchids. He attended Norwich Grammar School but was unable to afford university. Lindley's passion for botany helped him into the position of assistant in the herbarium of the naturalist and explorer Sir Joseph Banks. He soon established himself as a botanist of considerable talent, and was elected to the Linnean Society of London at the age of twenty-one. In 1822 he became assistant secretary to the Horticultural Society, and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1828. He was Professor of Botany at University College, London, from 1829 to 1860. Published in 1838, Flora Medica is a systematic reference work written to help medical students understand the botanical characteristics and therapeutic properties of important medicinal plants from around the world. The book includes an appendix of indigenous names of Asiatic species, and a full index
Ladies' botany;, or, A familiar introduction to the study of the natural system of botany. by John Lindley( Book )

37 editions published between 1834 and 1865 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genera and species of orchidaceous plants by John Lindley( Book )

32 editions published between 1830 and 1983 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edwards's botanical register, or, Ornamental flower-garden and shrubbery( )

in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pomologia Britannica : or, Figures and descriptions of the most important varieties of fruit cultivated in Great Britain by John Lindley( )

16 editions published between 1841 and 2016 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North American botany : comprising the native and common cultivated plants, north of Mexico : genera arranged according to the artificial and natural methods by Amos Eaton( Book )

2 editions published in 1840 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folia orchidacea; an enumeration of the known species of orchids by John Lindley( Book )

33 editions published between 1852 and 1983 in English and Latin and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ferns of Great Britain and Ireland by Thomas Moore( Book )

19 editions published between 1855 and 1857 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A synopsis of the British flora; arranged according to the natural orders: containing vasculares, or flowering plants by John Lindley( Book )

21 editions published between 1829 and 1892 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sertum orchidaceum; a wreath of the most beautiful orchidaceous flowers by John Lindley( Book )

27 editions published between 1838 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpt from Illustrated dictionary of botanical terms by John Lindley( Book )

10 editions published between 1938 and 1964 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical and oeconomical botany by John Lindley( Book )

21 editions published between 1841 and 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lindley, Johannes.

Lindley Johannes 1799-1865

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