338 pages, Col illus, bw illus
Portrait of the Professor of Botany who deeply impressed Darwin, remaining a friend to the end of Henslow's life.
'It is such a pleasure to read this book. It is sensual and sleek, beautifully printed on the finest paper, comprehensively (and not over-abundantly) illustrated, and written, with clarity and verve It has many fine-screen half-tones, beautifully photographed documents, fine colour pictures and the page design is impeccable Cambridge University Press and the authors deserve high praise for a thorough and diligent job well done.' Brian J. Ford, Biologist 'It is a satisfying read for anyone interested in the burgeoning and sometimes passionate history of science in the nineteenth century, larded with glimpses of Victorian social life and colourful characters.' Roy Herbert, New Scientist 'A fascinating and well-researched work '. Suffolk Journal ' the world is certainly richer with this book on its shelves.' Open History 'This fascinating study will place Henslow in his rightful context in the history of science '. John S. Parker, Cambridge 'Darwin students everywhere will need this book. So will those whose subject is Henslow.' Archives of Natural History 'Walter and Stow have written a valuable biography of a scientist who deserves to be better known in his own right.' Annals of Science 'The publishers are to be commended for such a lavish production, richly complemented by beautiful illustrations Strongly recommended.' Naturalist
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