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By G. Ledyard Stebbins (auth.), Leslie D. Gottlieb, Subodh K. Jain (eds.)

There are nonetheless heroes in technological know-how. they're famous as the matters and difficulties they selected to check grew to become the problems and difficulties of an enormous box of analysis. also they are well-known simply because their insights and ideas are those which are proven and evaluated while new rules and applied sciences develop into on hand. within the box of plant evolutionary biology, the hero is George Ledyard Stebbins. His first clinical publi­ cation seemed in 1929 and has been by way of approximately 60 marvelous years of seminal principles, proofs, and recommendations that outlined a lot of what used to be worthy doing in plant biosystematics, evolution and organic conser­ vation. His power, enthusiasm and strong humor (widely shared at many congresses and symposia within the 'Singalongs with Stebbins') made him an excellent instructor for either undergraduates and graduate scholars. he's the mentor of a number of generations of botanists, plant geneticists and evo­ lutionists. a quick biography and e-book checklist have been integrated in subject matters in Plant inhabitants Biology, edited via Otto T. Solbrig, Subodh Jain, George Johnson and Peter Raven (Columbia collage Press, 1979) which resulted from a symposium hung on the celebration of Ledyard Stebbins' seventieth birthday. during this quantity, inhabitants biology and physio­ logical ecology obtained significant consciousness rather in terms of plant shape and function.

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