Joseph Hooker

Botanical Trailblazer

Pat Griggs

Pat Griggs

Distributed for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

With an Introduction by Jim Endersby
64 pages | 80 color plates | 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 | © 2011
Paper $17.00 ISBN: 9781842464694 Published February 2012 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA

Joseph Hooker (1817–1911) was a groundbreaking botanist who circled the globe discovering, describing, naming, or introducing over 12,000 plants that have since changed the makeup of our gardens and landscape. His plant collecting expeditions, first to Antarctica and later to India and the Himalayas, and his publications, many of which were illustrated by the prolific Victorian botanical artist Walter Hood Fitch, secured his reputation in the scientific community and attracted the attention of Charles Darwin, who became a friend and confidante. 
            In 1865 Hooker succeeded his father Sir William Hooker as the director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. And in 1877 he took a highly successful expedition to the Western United States with the leading American botanist Asa Gray. With Joseph Hooker: Botanical Trailblazer, Pat Griggs and Jim Endersby present a compelling biography of one of the world’s great botanists through the many relationships that influenced his life and shaped his ideas.

Contents
Introduction
      Jim Endersby

Joseph Dalton Hooker: naturalist, traveller and more
Naturalist and Traveller
Joseph Hooker’s Legacy: The UK Overseas Territories
Family Man, Friend and Colleague
Director of Kew and Scientific Figurehead

Further Information about Joseph Hooker
Credits and Acknowledgements
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