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Journal of a Tour in Iceland, in the Summer of 1809, Volume 2

Author: William Jackson Hooker
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1813
Series: Cambridge library collection. Earth Science
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) was an eminent British botanist, best known for expanding and developing the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew into a leading centre of botanic research and conservation. At the age of nineteen he undertook an expedition to Iceland, his first outside Britain. Unfortunately, all his specimens and notes were destroyed in a fire on the return voyage (described in Volume 1), but he was  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Jackson Hooker
ISBN: 9781139004558 1139004557 9781108030496 1108030491
OCLC Number: 967676901
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (426 Seiten)
Contents: Appendix: 1. Detail of the Icelandic revolution in 1809; 2. Proclamations, letters, and other documents, relative to the Icelandic revolution; 3. Volcanoes; 4. Odes and letters presented by the literati of Iceland to the Right Honorable Sir Joseph Banks and the Honorable Captain Jones; 5. Icelandic plants; 6. Danish ordinances concerning the trade of Iceland by land and sea, as also the products of its manufactories; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge library collection. Earth Science
Responsibility: William Jackson Hooker.

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Sir William Jackson Hooker, the eminent British botanist, is perhaps best known as a visionary director of Kew Gardens. His account of his first overseas expedition, made to Iceland in 1809, was  Read more...

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