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John Torrey; a story of North American botany.

Author: Andrew Denny Rodgers
Publisher: New York, Hafner, 1965 [©1942]
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Torrey was the center around which the botany of North America first became systematized. To him came most of the botanical materials gathered by all the great expeditions of his time, the military and geographical explorations and the railroad surveys that tapped the west from Canada to Mexico. He was the instructor, consultant, or associate of every prominent North American botanist of the day, and together with  Read more...
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Rodgers, Andrew Denny, 1900-1981.
John Torrey.
New York, Hafner, 1965 [©1942]
(OCoLC)755263038
Named Person: John Torrey; John Torrey; John Torrey
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Denny Rodgers
OCLC Number: 170727
Notes: Facsimile reprint of the 1942 ed.
Description: 352 pages illustrations, portrait

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Torrey was the center around which the botany of North America first became systematized. To him came most of the botanical materials gathered by all the great expeditions of his time, the military and geographical explorations and the railroad surveys that tapped the west from Canada to Mexico. He was the instructor, consultant, or associate of every prominent North American botanist of the day, and together with Asa Gray, once his pupil, he produced the Flora of North America, the first great systematic work on a continental scale in the New World.

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