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Rickett, Harold William 1896-1989

Overview
Works: 185 works in 587 publications in 1 language and 10,103 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Field guides  Reference works  Illustrated works  Classification  Terminology  Laboratory manuals  Encyclopedias  Popular works  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: QK112, 582.130973
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Most widely held works about Harold William Rickett
 
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Wild flowers of America by Mary Vaux Walcott( Book )

51 editions published between 1953 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lifesize illustrations and descriptive paragraphs on the origin and botanical classification of American wild flowers."--Amazon.com
Wild flowers of the United States by Harold William Rickett( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new field book of American wild flowers by Harold William Rickett( Book )

10 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey book of American wildflowers by Farrell Grehan( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: There may be-it is difficult to estimate-some fifteen thousand species of flowering plants growing wild in NOrth America. There are, for instance, between four and five thousand in the northeastern quarter of the continent; four thousand in the Rocky Mountains; over three thousand in Arizona; about four thousand in California; over five thousand in the southeastern United States. Each of these regions has many species peculiar to itself: the cacti of the southwestern deserts, the violets and anemones of eastern woodlands, the Spanish-moss that hangs from southern trees. Each shares many species with other regions, so that we cannot simply add the figures for different parts of the continent to get the total; twenty per cent of all the flowering plants of Arizona, for instance, are introduced from elsewhere or are common to the whole continent. The figure I have given is little more than a guess; but it cannot be much too large. Moreover, these fifteen thousand species include many minor variants which are recognized and given names by botanists. It is obvious that no person can know all these plants; and that a manual or guide to them would form a set of ponderous volumes. Yet, for the amateur naturalist or wildflower lover, things are not so bad as the figures many suggest. First, many of the supposed fifteen thousand are trees and shrubs, most of which-oaks, elms, hickories, birches, alders, willows, pines, hemlocks, junipers, and others-have inconspicuous flowers (or cones) that are of interest only to the professional. Second, many other thousands of species are grasses and sedges and other plants with small greenish or brownish flowers hardly noticed by the amateur. Then there are many unlovely weeds-pigweeds, ragweeds, cockleburs, beggar-ticks, and such-that make us happiest by their absence. When we eliminate all these plants, we have what are generally known as wildflowers, all of interest to the layman for their beauty and some perhaps for their rarity, as well as to the botanist for reasons of his own. Of these there are perhaps six or eight thousand. To know all the wildflowers of North America even in this restricted sense is a formidable task even for a professional; and to describe and illustrate them all would still require a set of books-or one very large book. The present volume offers a selection from all this wealth of natural forms. The photographs and text embrace most of the colors and shapes and sizes of our wildflowers. They illustrate also the different types of plants that cover our varied landscape, and they represent the plant families by which the botanist creates some order in the apparently haphazard variety of nature
Diseases and pests of ornamental plants by Pascal Pompey Pirone( Book )

32 editions published between 1943 and 1970 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses diagnosis and treatment of diseases and organisms afflicting nearly 500 genera of ornamental plants grown outdoors, under glass, or in the home. Explains when and how to use the most effective fungicides, insecticides, and other control materials and practices. The fifth edition of the official publication of the New York Botanical Garden identifies new diseases, recognizes the spread of many known diseases to a wider range of host plants, and reflects up-to-date control methods. New illustrations have been added and there are expanded discussions on fungicides, bactericides, and miticides
Botany for gardeners by Harold William Rickett( Book )

6 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The green earth, an invitation to botany by Harold William Rickett( Book )

14 editions published between 1943 and 1951 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botany; a textbook for college and university students by William Jacob Robbins( Book )

18 editions published between 1929 and 1949 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living plant; Growth; Cells; Roots; Stems; Leaves; Water; Foods and nutrition; Life and energy; Stimuli and responses; Reproduction; Heredity; The nature of life; The kinds of plants; Introduction to the plant kingdom; Algae; Fungi; Bryophyta; Filicineae; Equisetineae and lycopodineae; Gymnospermae; Angiospermae; The origin of life; The evolution of life; The distribution of plants on the earth
North American Cariceae by Kenneth K Mackenzie( Book )

4 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal Botanical Expedition to New Spain, 1788-1820 as described in documents in the Archivo General de la Nación, Mexico, now translated and collated by Harold William Rickett( Book )

13 editions published between 1947 and 1973 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opis tekstów źródłowych do historii botaniki w Meksyku, znajdujących się w Archivo General de la Nación w mieście Meksyk, zebranych pod nazwą katalogową Historia, vol. 460-466, zawierających opisy z podróży, odkryć i badań botanicznych: "Expedición Botánica sent by Charles III"
Flora of Columbia, Missouri by Harold William Rickett( Book )

11 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A list of Algae from Columbia, Mo by Francis Drouet( Book )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete index for the six volumes of Wild flowers of the United States by Harold William Rickett( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common wild flowers of the Northeastern United States by Carol H Woodward( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Golden book of American wildflowers by Farrell Grehan( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 300 species of American wildflowers are captured here in astonishingly beautiful photographs. Text by eminent botanist H.W. Rickett make this a valuable guide to wildflower identification
Wild flowers of the United States. Complete index by Harold William Rickett( Book )

3 editions published between 1966 and 1975 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild flowers of the United States by Harold William Rickett( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1973 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild flowers of the United States : volume three by Harold William Rickett( Book )

27 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Publication of the New York Botanical Garden."
Laboratory instructions for general botany by William Jacob Robbins( Book )

4 editions published between 1929 and 1930 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Harold William Rickett American botanist and library scientist (1896–1989)

Harold William Rickett botaniste et scientiste des bibliothèques américain (1896–1989)

Harold William Rickett Brits botanicus (1896-1989)

Harold William Rickett US-amerikanischer Botaniker und Bibliothekswissenschaftler (1896–1989)

Rickett, H. W. 1896-

Rickett, H. W. 1896-1989

Rickett, H. W. (Harold William), 1896-

Rickett, H. W. (Harold William), 1896-1989

Rickett, Harold W.

Rickett, Harold W. 1896-1989

Rickett, Harold William, 1896-

ハロルド・ウィリアヌ・リッケット アメリカの植物学者 (1896年-1989年)

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English (288)