William T. Stearn

Monique Reed monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu
Thu Jun 21 10:58:49 EST 2001


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M. Reed

Cereoid* wrote:
> 
> 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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