William Jackson Hooker

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Hooker, William Jackson


Born July 6, 1785, in Norwich; died Aug. 12, 1865, in London. English botanist. Father of J. D. Hooker.

In 1820, Hooker became a professor at the University of Glasgow. He was director of the Botanical Gardens in Kew (1841–65), which he developed into the greatest center for the study of world flora. One of the most prominent taxonomists of his time, he published numerous works on the flora of England, America, and Africa and on Pteropsida. He founded a number of journals and series, including Icones plantarum (1836), which is still being published.


Species filicum, vols. 1–5. London, 1846–64.


Hooker, J. D. “A Sketch of the Life and Labors of Sir W. J. Hooker.” Annals of Botany, 1902, vol. 16, no. 64.
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"To begin with, I'm not going to be exactly consumed with Corsican revenge because somebody has killed Hook. Perhaps you may guess by this time what Hook was.
The remarkable thing about such a line is the hook. It is barbless, and in place of the barb, the hook is filed long and tapering to a point as sharp as that of a needle.
"Thirty fathom," said Dan, stringing a salt clam on to the hook. "Over with the dough-boys.
I trebled the cable to make it stronger, and for the same reason I twisted three of the iron bars together, bending the extremities into a hook. Having thus fixed fifty hooks to as many cables, I went back to the north-east coast, and putting off my coat, shoes, and stockings, walked into the sea, in my leathern jerkin, about half an hour before high water.
Fin'lly the school passed and we come in with a load; I got a file and begun to try to file through that hook. I tried to be as easy as I could, but you should have heard Henry--no, you shouldn't either.
George got the line right after a while, and towed us steadily on to Penton Hook. There we discussed the important question of camping.
We all wished, however, afterward that we had stopped at Penton Hook. Three or four miles up stream is a trifle, early in the morning, but it is a weary pull at the end of a long day.
After crimping on the treble hook, Call creates a small loop in the braided wire with a crimp, then slides the loop onto the circle hook and twists it to secure the stinger rig to the circle hook.
With the P-Wee you simply tie your line to the front hook.
The optional Remote Hook Electrical Release Kit gives pilots the ability to release loads from the cockpit, while the Onboard Weighing System helps to show the exact weight of the load on the cargo hook. Onboard's weighing system for the Robinson R66 uses state-of-the-art pin load cell technology to increase ground clearance by replacing the main attach bolt instead of mounting as a separate link above the hook, providing easier cable routing and lower system weight.
He fished as he normally did but dedicated 2 surface lines to our study, set with a circle hook and a comparable-size J hook. Circle hooks were limited to Mustad (1) 39960D hooks in sizes 16/0 when fishing occurred offshore and 13/0 when fishing occurred nearshore (O.