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Hooker, William Jackson Sir 1785-1865

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Works: 672 works in 2,211 publications in 3 languages and 10,901 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Pictorial works  Classification  Catalogs and collections  Dictionaries  History  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Illustrator, Dedicatee, Engraver, Correspondent, Artist, Collaborator, Engineer, Creator, Adapter, Compiler
Classifications: QK1, 910
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Curtis's botanical magazine by Kew Royal Botanic Gardens( )

in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British flora : comprising the phaenogamous, or flowering plants, and the ferns by William Jackson Hooker( Book )

60 editions published between 1830 and 2010 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The botany of Captain Beechey's voyage by William Jackson Hooker( Book )

54 editions published between 1841 and 1965 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis filicum; or, A synopsis of all known ferns, including the Osmundaceae, Schizaeaceae, Marattiaceae, and Ophioglossaceae (chiefly derived from the Kew herbarium) Accompanied by figures representing the essential characters of each genus by William Jackson Hooker( Book )

50 editions published between 1858 and 2015 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polypodiatae, Pteridophyten
Travels in the island of Iceland : during the summer of the year MDCCCX by George Steuart Mackenzie( Book )

14 editions published between 1811 and 1812 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir George Steuart Mackenzie (1780-1848) was a Scottish baronet whose interests included chemistry and geology. This work, first published in 1811, is his account of his voyage to Iceland in 1810 for the purposes of mineralogical research. Accompanied by physicians Henry Holland and Richard Bright, Mackenzie surveyed volcanoes, geysers and the other geological features of the island. In addition to reporting the results of the expedition's scientific exploration, this charming and evocative journal describes the history, culture, attire and cuisine of the islanders. Also included are Richard Bright's observations on the zoology and botany of Iceland and a survey of the health of the population by Henry Holland, who introduced smallpox inoculation during his visit. Written in an easy, accessible style, this account brings to life the sights, smells and tastes of the tour and the often rudimentary accommodation and travel conditions
Sir W.J. Hooker's report on Kew Gardens by William Jackson Hooker( )

in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief narrative of an unsuccessful attempt to reach Repulse Bay, through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome," : in His Majesty's ship Griper, in the year MDCCCXXIV by G. F Lyon( Book )

3 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of search for the Northwest Passage through the Hudson Bay; observations on Southampton Island, Eskimoes, tides, and compass variations
Narrative of the discoveries on the north coast of America : effected by the officers of the Hudson's Bay Company during the years 1836-39 by Thomas Simpson( )

4 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simpson, a Scot, came to Canada in the Hudson Bay Company's service in 1829. This work is the record of the expedition which he led, with Dease, from the Red River to explore the Arctic coast west and east of the Mackenzie River
The encyclopædia of geography: comprising a complete description of the earth, physical, statistical, civil, and political by Hugh Murray( Book )

20 editions published between 1836 and 1995 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flora scotica; or, a description of Scottish plants, arranged both according to the artificial and natural methods. In two parts by William Jackson Hooker( Book )

29 editions published between 1821 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal of a tour in Iceland in the summer of 1809 by William Jackson Hooker( Book )

25 editions published between 1811 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785–1865) was an eminent British botanist, best known for expanding and developing the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew into a leading centre of botanic research and conservation. At the age of nineteen he undertook an expedition to Iceland, his first outside Britain. Unfortunately, all his specimens and notes were destroyed in a fire on the return voyage (described in Volume 1), but he was able, with the help of the notes made by Sir Joseph Banks on an earlier expedition, to write this account. His work was first published privately in 1811, but a second edition was published in 1813 and is reproduced here. Volume 1 gives a brief history of Iceland, before Hooker begins his detailed observations of the people and topography, and the flora and fauna he found. His accounts of the lives of the people of the island are of particular interest
The British ferns, or, Colored figures and descriptions with the needful analyses of the fructification and venation of the ferns of Great Britain and Ireland : systematically arranged by William Jackson Hooker( Book )

23 editions published between 1861 and 1969 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muscologia Britannica; : containing the mosses of Great Britain and Ireland, systematically arranged and described; with plates illustrative of the characters of the genera and species; by William Jackson Hooker( Book )

25 editions published between 1523 and 1827 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second century of ferns; being figures with brief descriptions of one hundred new, or rare, or imperfectly known species of ferns; from various parts of the world; by William Jackson Hooker( )

24 editions published between 1861 and 2016 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pteridophyten, Polypodiatae
Journal of a third voyage for the discovery of a northwest passage : from the Atlantic to the Pacific performed in the years 1824-25 in His Majesty's ships Hecla and Fury, under the orders of Captain William Edward Parry, R.N., F.R.S., and commander of the expedition ; illustrated by plates and charts by William Edward Parry( )

5 editions published between 1826 and 1997 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The appendix contains a record of the scientific observations, and material upon the natural history of the Arctic regions
Journal of a tour in Iceland in the summer of 1809 by William Jackson Hooker( )

16 editions published between 1811 and 2011 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Journal includes images of traditional Icelandic dress and natural landmarks. Paying particular attention to political structures and religious institutions, Hooker includes intricate tables of how tax dollars were spent, how hospitals and schools were run and more. As an academic botanist by trade, his journal entries describe the flora of the country; plants collected by Hooker on this trip were lost in a fire on the return voyage
Niger flora; or, An enumeration of the plants of western tropical Africa by William Jackson Hooker( Book )

16 editions published between 1849 and 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German scientist Theodore Vogel (1812–1841) joined an 1841 expedition to the Niger as its chief botanist. He died in the course of the journey, though not before taking extensive notes about the plants that he encountered. His botanical collection and diary were passed to the botanist William Jackson Hooker (1785–1865), who had been appointed as the first full-time director of Kew Gardens in the same year. Hooker edited Vogel's diary and observations and the resulting work, Niger Flora, was published in 1849. Because Vogel's period in West Africa was cut short by his untimely death, much of the work looks at the flora of the places the expedition stopped at along the way – Madeira, Tenerife and the Cape Verde islands, before giving details – including numerous illustrations – about west African plants. The works also includes observations on African flora by other botanists, including Joseph Dalton Hooker, William's son
The Journal of botany( )

in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Niger flora; or, An enumeration of the plants of western tropical Africa
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Niger flora; or, An enumeration of the plants of western tropical AfricaJournal of a tour in Iceland in the summer of 1809
Alternative Names
Gulielmus Hooker

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Hooker, G.J. 1785-1865

Hooker, Gulielmus Jackson 1785-1865

Hooker, W. I.

Hooker, W. J. 1785-1865

Hooker, W. J. 1785-1865 Sir

Hooker, W. J. (William Jackson), Sir, 1785-1865

Hooker, William 1785-1865 Sir

Hooker, William J. 1785-1865

Hooker, William, Sir, 1785-1865

Jackson Hooker William

Uilyam Cekson Huker

William Hooker botanical illustrator

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William Jackson Hooker botaniste

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William Jackson Hooker britischer Botaniker

William Jackson Hooker Brits botanisch illustrator (1785-1865)

Ουίλιαμ Χούκερ

Вільям Джексон Гукер

Гукер, Уильям Джексон

Уільям Джэксан Гукер

ويليام هوكر

ویلیام هوکر

উইলিয়াম হুকার

უილიამ ჯექსონ ჰუკერი

ウィリアム・ジャクソン・フッカー

威廉·杰克逊·胡克

Languages
English (491)

German (3)

Latin (1)