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The Tourist's Flora: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of the British Islands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Italian Islands

Flora / Fauna

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

By: Joseph Woods(Author)

1 b/w illustration

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2013 | #205693 | ISBN-13: 9781108062466
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About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

By the middle of the nineteenth century, botany was a popular amateur pursuit as well as a rapidly developing science. First published in 1850, this catalogue covers the flora of Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy - the most popular tourist destinations of the period. It was compiled over several years by Joseph Woods (1776-1864), who was an architect by profession but also an avid botanist and contributor to the Transactions of the Linnean Society. Taking care to clearly define his terms in the still-developing botanical lexicon, Woods includes hundreds of entries and technical descriptions. A testament to the contemporary market for scholarly amateur guides, The Tourist's Flora is the product of the author's lifelong interest and a retirement devoted to painstaking study. It remains an instructive resource for those interested in the history and dissemination of plant science.



- Introduction
- Abbreviations
- Localities
- Geographical notices
- Authors chiefly quoted in this work
- Genera
- Plant lists
- Additions
- Index
- Errata
- Plate

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