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Late Cretaceous and Early Cenozoic History of Latin American Vegetation and Terrestrial Environments
By Alan Graham

This accessible textbook-style volume summarizes the history of Latin American vegetation from just prior to the asteroid impact at Chicxulub, Mexico, at the end of the Cretaceous period through the rapid-paced events of Holocene and Recent times, tracing highlights in the origin of lineages and plant communities that constitute a fundamental part of the tropical ecosystems of the New World.

Editor: Eileen P. Duggan
Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2010


The Ladyslipper and I
By G. Ledyard Stebbins

Autobiography of G. Ledyard Stebbins (1906-2000), one of the most influential evolutionary biologists of the 20th century. His 1950 book, Variation and Evolution in Plants, is standard fare for botany students. His story traces his adventures as a Harvard student, dedicated researcher, University of California professor, mountain climber, world traveler, music lover, naturalist, conservationist and, above all, lover of plants.

Editors: Victoria C. Hollowell, Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, Eileen P. Duggan
Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2007.


Benjamin Smith Barton: Naturalist and Physician in Jeffersonian America
By Joseph Ewan and Nesta Dunn Ewan

Biography of Benjamin Smith Barton (1766-1815), a physician best known as the first professional naturalist in the United States. Author of the first textbook on botany written in the U.S., Elements of Botany, he instructed Meriwether Lewis in plant identification to assist with plant specimen collection during Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery Expedition.

Editors: Victoria C. Hollowell, Eileen P. Duggan, Marshall R. Crosby
Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2007.

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