Darwin's Mentor: John Stevens Henslow, 1796-1861 download epub
by E. A. Stow,Patrick Bateson,S. M. Walters
John Stevens Henslow is known for his formative influence on Charles Darwin, who described meeting this Professor of Botany as the one circumstance 'which influenced my career more than any other'.
John Stevens Henslow is known for his formative influence on Charles Darwin, who described meeting this Professor of Botany as the one circumstance 'which influenced my career more than any other'. But what of the man himself? In this new biography, much previously unpublished material has been carefully sifted and selected to produce a rounded picture of a remarkable and unusually likable academic. The gradually changing relationship with Darwin is revealed through their correspondence, illuminating a friendship which persisted to the end of Henslow's life.
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John Stevens Henslow (6 February 1796 – 16 May 1861) was a British priest, botanist and geologist. He is best remembered as friend and mentor to his pupil Charles Darwin. Henslow was born at Rochester, Kent, the son of a solicitor John Prentis Henslow, who was the son of John Henslow. Henslow was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge where he graduated as 16th wrangler in 1818, the year in which Adam Sedgwick became Woodwardian Professor of Geology.
John Stevens Henslow, 1796-1861. by S. M. Walters, E. A. Stow. Published 2001 by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York.
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Portrait of the Professor of Botany who deeply impressed Darwin, remaining a friend to the end of Henslow's life. Foreword P. Bateson; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of figures; List of colour plates; Part I. Origins: 1. Family background: growing up in Kent and London; Part II.
By S M Walters and, E A Stow. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. xx + 338 p + 14 pl; il. index. Sandra Herbert, "Darwin’s Mentor: John Stevens Henslow, 1796–1861.
Subcategory: Science & Mathematics
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (October 22, 2001)
Pages: 368 pages