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Guide to the University Botanic Garden Cambridge

By: Humphrey Gilbert-Carter(Author)

158 pages, b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Oct 2013 | #215676 | ISBN-13: 9781107643178
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About this book

Originally published in 1922, this book was created to provide an accessible guide to the plant varieties found in Cambridge University Botanic Garden. It was written by Humphrey Gilbert-Carter (1884-1969), the first academic Director of the Garden, who held the position from 1919 to 1951. Numerous species are listed, with information on their key characteristics and native habitats. A variety of illustrative figures, a glossary and a short bibliography are also included. This is a fascinating document that will be of value to anyone with an interest in plant science and the history of Cambridge University Botanic Garden.


Historical note
List of illustrations
Note on leaves

1. Gymnospermae
2. Angiospermae
3. Dicotyledoneae
4. Metachlamydeae


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