Ronald Campbell Gunn (1808-1881) was a prominent figure in early Tasmania, holding many important public appointments, is now better known for his contributions to Australian botany (Blackwood 2012); he sent many specimens to Sir William Hooker (1785-1865) before and after his 1841 appointment as director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, England, and to his son and successor Dr Joseph Dalton Hooker
The descriptive part of the name is attributed to Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
(born 1817), who was a world famous botanist travelling on the Antarctic expedition of 1839.
Darwin wrote to Joseph Dalton Hooker
in 1879, about 20 years after the publication of "On the Origin of Species," that the rapid development of higher plants in recent geological times was "an abominable mystery.
Fascinated by ornithology as a child, the 25 year-old im Thurn was thrilled to be recommended for the museum post in 1877 by the great botanist and explorer Joseph Dalton Hooker
because part of his brief was to document British Guiana's flora and fauna.
In his book Darwin's Armada, Iain McCalman (2009) argues that it's more than just coincidence that Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Joseph Dalton Hooker
, and Alfred Russel Wallace all undertook extensive ocean voyages, the latter two going on more than one such trek.
Now we may not have had a John James Audubon book to sell, but we did recently sell a book by the most prominent British botanist of the 19th century, Joseph Dalton Hooker
British botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker
also noted the potential for error when using a boiling point thermometer for calculating altitudes, especially at high elevations, stating that when water is brought to a boil in an open vessel, the surface heat loss will distort the uniformity of the water's temperature.
I'll bet half of the nation would cheerfully see you burned at the stake if they knew what you were writing," confides Darwin's closest friend, the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker
I'll bet half of the nation CREATION (1hr 58mins) Certificate: Starring: Paul Jennifer Director: Jon Star rating: would cheerfully see you burned at the stake if they knew what you were writing," confides Darwin's closest friend, the botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker
The first European to pass through, in 1848, and write something (6) about the people and the region was Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker
(7) but being a biologist his academic grazing grounds did not encompass the fields of local culture and history.
The signed note, written to British botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker
around 1879, was found in the loft of a house in Darwin's home town of Shrewsbury.
In London, as director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Hooker also edited the first 2 series of Icones Plantarum (volume 1-10, 1837-1854), illustrated with 1000 lithographs of plants from his herbarium, again many made by Fitch; this publication was later continued by his son Joseph Dalton Hooker
with a 3rd series (volume 11-20, 1867-1891) and by Daniel Oliver with a 4th series (volume 21-30, 1892-1913).