A Passion for Nature: 19th-century Naturalism in the Circle of Charles Alexander Johns

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Hypatia Publications, 2008 - Botanists - 275 pages
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The biography of Victorian botanist, social historian, and educator, Charles Alexander Johns (1811-1874), best known for the classic guide Flowers of the Field.
 

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I haven't had the luxury of reading this book entirely. However. I give the author a "4" just for doing something productive and contributing to the arts.

Contents

Introduction
1
Appendices
6
Early days
9
Thinking ahead
23
Arriving in Cornwall
29
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35
Walks talks
41
The Kingsleys Philanthus lover of flowers
57
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105
1848
121
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131
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139
Winton House Winchester Hampshire
149
A Home Id seek in some bright star
163
A Botanist Who Painted Emily Stackhouse
173
The Johns family trees
189

Momentous times
69
Beginning formal studies
79
To Ireland A new company of naturalists thinkers
87
Ordination publication
95
Publications by Charles Alexander Johns
214
The Johns album of autographs photographs
257
Index
270
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