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Seward, A. C. (Albert Charles) 1863-1941

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Works: 290 works in 940 publications in 4 languages and 8,285 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Guidebooks  Records and correspondence  Catalogs and collections 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Recipient, Correspondent, Author of introduction
Classifications: QE905, 561
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Most widely held works by A. C Seward
Plant life through the ages; a geological and botanical retrospect by A. C Seward( Book )

61 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paläobotanik, Vegetationsgeschichte
Fossil plants; [a text book] for students of botany and geology by A. C Seward( Book )

35 editions published between 1919 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darwin and modern science; essays in commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Charles Darwin and of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of the Origin of species by A. C Seward( Book )

65 editions published between 1909 and 2011 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge Philosophical Society collected this series of essays in commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species. Aiming to be accessible to the 'educated layman', the eminent contributors reviewed the impact of Darwin's ideas in many spheres. They addressed contemporary (1909) attitudes, Darwin's theories and their far-reaching implications, and the progress of new lines of research that had emerged from them. The diversity of views among biologists regarding both the origin of species and the best directions for further research is clearly evident. In his work, Darwin had sought only the truth, writing 'Absolute accuracy is the hardest merit to attain, and the highest merit. Any deviation is ruin.' However dramatic the controversies he stirred, what shines from these essays is profound admiration for both Darwin's intellect and the quality of his character
Science and the Nation by A. C Seward( Book )

29 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Links with the past in the plant world by A. C Seward( Book )

22 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gnetales by Henry Harold Welch Pearson( Book )

4 editions published between 1929 and 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Pearson (1870–1916) was an English botanist specialising in research on the Gnetophyta division of woody plants. In 1903 he was elected to the Henry Bolus Professorship of Botany at the South African College, Cape Town (now known as the University of Cape Town), and he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1916 shortly before his death. In 1915 Pearson was commissioned to write this volume for the Cambridge Botanical Handbooks series. Published posthumously in 1929, it was the first extensive study on the Gnetales order and the only such study in English published during the twentieth century. In it, Pearson investigates the morphology and reproduction of the three Gnetophyta genera and examines their relation to the angiosperms (flowering plants). His research on Gnetophyta was later used together with genetic studies to provide theories explaining the evolution of seed plants
Geology for everyman by A. C Seward( Book )

14 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plants : what they are and what they do by A. C Seward( Book )

15 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and French and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1932, this small volume by A.C. Seward was intended to present an overview of plant-life in a way which could be understood by readers with little or no knowledge of botany or other branches of natural science. By describing in non-technical terms what plants are and how they work, Seward is able to show the wealth of interest the subject offers, whilst also highlighting the fundamental principles of biology and the usefulness of scientific research. Including a number of illustrations, a glossary, and a guide to common equivalents of scientific measurements, this book will be of value to anyone interested in popular science from the early twentieth century
Fossil plants : a text-book for students of botany and geology by A. C Seward( Book )

86 editions published between 1898 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A. C. Seward (1863–1941) was an eminent English geologist and botanist who pioneered the study of palaeobotany. After graduating from St John's College, Cambridge, in 1886 Seward was appointed a University Lecturer in Botany in 1890. In 1898 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and was appointed Professor of Botany in 1906. These volumes, published to great acclaim between 1898 and 1919, provide a detailed discussion and study of an emerging science. In the early nineteenth century, research and critical literature concerning palaeobotany was scattered across disciplines. In these volumes Seward synthesised and revised this research and also included a substantial amount of new material. Furnished with concise descriptions of fossil plants, detailed figures and extensive bibliographies these volumes became the standard reference for palaeobotany well into the twentieth century. Volume 3, first published in 1917, contains systematic descriptions of fossil seed plants
The Palaeocene flora of the Isle of Mull : incorporating unpublished observations by A.C. Seward and W.N. Edwards by Michael Charles Boulter( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new flora of the volcanic island of Krakatau by Alfred Ernst( Book )

9 editions published between 1908 and 2009 in English and Swedish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 27 August 1883, the island of Krakatau was destroyed in one of the most violent volcanic events ever recorded. This caused the 'year without a summer', thousands of deaths (mainly from tsunamis), fabulous sunsets and a measurable cooling of the oceans over nearly a century. Krakatau also provided evolutionary biologists with a unique opportunity to investigate the mechanisms of plant dispersal. This had been the subject of laborious research for Charles Darwin, who had speculated upon and, it seems, accurately postulated how an 'unstocked island' might be recolonised. In this 1908 volume, Alfred Ernst analysed the effects of wind, birds and sea currents in the transport not only of seeds but also of trees, branches and even of substantial animals. Krakatau's ecosystem, at a more primitive stage than that Darwin had seen on the Galapagos Islands, demonstrated how simple but continuous natural forces might re-establish a complex ecology
A summer in Greenland by A. C Seward( Book )

20 editions published between 1922 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General account of Greenland, particularly botany, based on visit in 1921
Fossil plants as tests of climate : being the Sedgwick prize essay for the year 1892 by A. C Seward( Book )

18 editions published between 1892 and 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sedgwick Prize for the best essay on a geological subject was instituted in memory of Adam Sedgwick, the geologist who introduced Darwin to geology in walking tours of north Wales, but later opposed his theories. One of its most eminent winners was A. C. Seward (1863–1941), then a young lecturer in botany at Cambridge. He combined the study of botany with geology in his research on what the age and location of fossilised flora can reveal about the climates of different geological periods. The author of the standard early twentieth-century textbook in the field, Fossil Plants for Students of Botany and Geology (1898–1919), he served as Professor of Botany at Cambridge, Master of Downing College and Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University. This Sedgwick Prize essay sets out the state of knowledge in the field in 1892 and was the foundation of a lifetime's work in palaeobotany
Collegium Divi Johannis Evangelistae, 1511-1911 by St. John's College (University of Cambridge)( Book )

3 editions published in 1911 in English and Latin and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La flore wealdienne de Bernissart by A. C Seward( Book )

7 editions published in 1900 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian gondwana plants: a revision by A. C Seward( Book )

13 editions published between 1920 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of the Mesozoic plants : the Jurassic flora by British Museum (Natural History)( Book )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More letters of Charles Darwin by Charles Darwin( Book )

11 editions published between 1902 and 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This early 20th-century book contains letters of English naturalist Charles Darwin. It is the first volume in a two-book set. The work was compiled and edited by his son Francis Darwin
 
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Fossil plants as tests of climate : being the Sedgwick prize essay for the year 1892
Alternative Names
Albert Charles Seward botánico británico

Albert Charles Seward botaniste, professeur de botanique à l'Université de Cambridge, GB

Albert Charles Seward britischer Botaniker und Geologe

Albert Charles Seward Brits botanicus (1861-1941)

Albert Charles Seward Suurbritannia botaanik

Seward, A. C.

Seward, A.-C. 1863-1941

Seward, Albert C. 1863-1941

Seward, Albert Charles 1863-1941

Seward, Albert Charles 1863-1941 Sir

Seward, Albert Charles, Sir, 1863-1941

Sʹjuord, A. Č. 1863-1941

Сьюард, Альберт Чарльз

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Links with the past in the plant worldGnetalesGeology for everymanPlants : what they are and what they doFossil plants : a text-book for students of botany and geologyThe new flora of the volcanic island of KrakatauA summer in GreenlandFossil plants as tests of climate : being the Sedgwick prize essay for the year 1892