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Asa Gray, 1810-1888.

Author: A Hunter Dupree
Publisher: Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1959.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early years -- From medicine to science -- Government as patron -- Envoy to Europe -- Last years of uncertainty -- The professor at Cambridge -- The pattern of a young man's thoughts and deeds -- "Where plants have no Latin names"--The personal revolution of 1848 -- An American in world botany -- The waking hours of an overloaded botanist -- Gray's mind and "the threat of Agassiz"--Darwin and Japan : the summit of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dupree, A. Hunter.
Asa Gray, 1810-1888.
Cambridge, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1959
(OCoLC)551422311
Named Person: Asa Gray; Asa Gray; Asa Gray; Asa Gray
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Hunter Dupree
OCLC Number: 1220959
Description: x, 505 pages illustrations, portraits 24 cm

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Early years -- From medicine to science -- Government as patron -- Envoy to Europe -- Last years of uncertainty -- The professor at Cambridge -- The pattern of a young man's thoughts and deeds -- "Where plants have no Latin names"--The personal revolution of 1848 -- An American in world botany -- The waking hours of an overloaded botanist -- Gray's mind and "the threat of Agassiz"--Darwin and Japan : the summit of Gray's career -- The immediate impact of the Origin of species -- The crest of the Darwinian debate -- Years of war -- Transition from professor to patriarch -- A theist in the age of Darwin -- The patriarch of new plant sciences -- Last days, 1886-1888.

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