William T. Stearn

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Tue Jun 19 14:25:52 EST 2001


No, it was on TAXACOM, so not all of us missed it.

Though I *could* use a nap...

M. Reed

Cereoid* wrote:
> 
> Caught you guys napping. An important figure in botany and horticulture
> passed away recently and you apparently missed it.
> 
> **************************
> 
> William T. Stearn, one of the true giants in botany and horticulture has
> recently passed away.
> 
> Take time to read his biography in the link. You may appreciate the irony
> that the author who's book "Botanical Latin" is required reading to earn a
> degree in botany was, in fact, mostly self taught and not a college graduate
> himself. His contributions to the field have far exceeded those of most
> other professionals in the field and probably will continue to do so for a
> long time. He is a perfect role model for all who are truly dedicated to the
> study of plants and that it is possible to achieve one's goals despite any
> obstacles.
> 
> Cereusly Steve
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Roger Whitehead <rgw at office-futures.com>
> Newsgroups: sci.bio.botany
> Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 9:02 AM
> Subject: William Stearn
> 
> > William Stearn, the author of _Botanical Latin_ and _Stearn's
> > Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners_, died last week, at the age of
> > 90 years. As well as these popular works, Stearn was the originator of
> > the _International Code Of Nomenclature For Cultivated Plants_ and
> > numerous papers and monographs on plants and their names.
> >
> > There was an appreciative obituary of him by Max Walters in _The
> > Guardian_, which you can read at
> > http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4198842,00.html.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Roger
> >
> > - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> >
> > Roger Whitehead,
> > Oxted, Surrey, England
> >




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