William T. Stearn

Cereoid* cereoid at prodigy.net
Wed Jun 20 14:37:41 EST 2001


You must have been the only one.

Everybody else must have taken off as soon as the semester ended or they
don't know who William Stearn was or what his relevance is to plants and
education.

How about a link to TAXACOM?


Monique Reed <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu> wrote in message
news:3B2FA740.2047D780 at mail.bio.tamu.edu...
> 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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