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Imperial Nature

Author : Jim Endersby
ISBN : 9780226207919
Genre : History
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Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817–1911) was an internationally renowned botanist, a close friend and early supporter of Charles Darwin, and one of the first—and most successful—British men of science to become a full-time professional. He was also, Jim Endersby argues, the perfect embodiment of Victorian science. A vivid picture of the complex interrelationships of scientific work and scientific ideas, Imperial Nature gracefully uses one individual’s career to illustrate the changing world of science in the Victorian era. By analyzing Hooker’s career, Endersby offers vivid insights into the everyday activities of nineteenth-century naturalists, considering matters as diverse as botanical illustration and microscopy, classification, and specimen transportation and storage, to reveal what they actually did, how they earned a living, and what drove their scientific theories. What emerges is a rare glimpse of Victorian scientific practices in action. By focusing on science’s material practices and one of its foremost practitioners, Endersby ably links concerns about empire, professionalism, and philosophical practices to the forging of a nineteenth-century scientific identity.

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

Author : Ray Desmond
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023612927
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first detailed account of Hooker's extensive travels.

Joseph Hooker

Author : Pat Griggs
ISBN : 1842464698
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chronicles the life of the trailblazing botanist who traveled the world discovering, describing, naming, or introducing over twelve thousand plants.

Fighting Joe Hooker

Author : Walter H. Hebert
ISBN : 0803273231
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?I have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have done this upon what appear to me to be sufficient reasons. And yet I think it best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which, I am not quite satisfied with you.? ø With this opening sentence in a two-page letter from Abraham Lincoln, Union general Joseph Hooker (1814?79) gained a prominent place in Civil War history. Hooker assumed command of an army demoralized by defeat and diminished by desertion. Acting swiftly, the general reorganized his army, routed corruption among quartermasters, improved food and sanitation, and boosted morale by granting furloughs and amnesties. His hour of fame and the test of his military skill came in the May 1863 battle of Chancellorsville. It was one of the Union Army?s worst defeats; shortly thereafter Hooker?s resignation was accepted. ø This definitive biography of a man who could lead so brilliantly and yet fall so ignominiously remains the only full-length treatment of Hooker?s life. His renewal as an important commander in the western theater during the Chattanooga and Atlanta campaigns is discussed, as is his life before and after his Civil War military service. In a new introduction James A. Rawley, Carl Adolph Happold Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Nebraska, reminds today?s readers of Fighting Joe?s place in history.

Commander S Intent Of Major General Joseph Hooker During The Chancellorsville Campaign

Author : Major William M. Jurney USMC
ISBN : 9781782899310
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Did “Fighting Joe” Hooker of the Army of the Potomac lose his nerve during the Chancellorsville Campaign of 1863? Perhaps history has failed to recognize Major General Joseph Hooker’s true commander’s intent for this campaign. Hooker’s intent was simple: maneuver forces to Lee’s flank and rear in order to force a withdrawal of Confederate troops from Fredericksburg. Hooker had no intention of engaging in a “risky confrontation” with General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. Hooker’s approach for planning his spring offensive would focus the Army of Potomac’s efforts toward outmaneuvering Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Hooker had put forth the idea of moving on Richmond and Lincoln advised him that his objective was Lee’s army and not Richmond. Hooker does pursue Lee’s army, as the main objective and not Richmond as the President had directed but the means that Hooker pursued to that end are misleading. Hooker entered what he considered the initial stage of his spring offensive at Chancellorsville thinking that he would first defeat Lee’s army by maneuver. Prior to Chancellorsville, however, Hooker was already making preparations for driving to Richmond. Hooker had intended to confront Lee with the dilemma of being threatened from all sides. Unfortunately, Hooker had failed to communicate his intentions for his army’s movements of May 1, 1863 and confusion ran rampant among his subordinate commanders. Almost exclusively, Hooker developed the actual details of the plan himself. This flaw would result in numerous disconnects in Hooker’s plan. Hooker’s plan would fail due to his own steadfast belief in the ability of his plan to force Lee to withdraw. To say that Lee defeated the Army of the Potomac is misleading because Lee did not defeat the army, he defeated Hooker as he fought a very effective defensive battle that removed the Federal threat from Virginia due to Hooker’s failings as an army commander.

Life And Letters Of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker O M G C S I

Author : Joseph Dalton Hooker
ISBN : 9781108031011
Genre : Science
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The standard biography of the botanist, of which this second volume covers up to the end of his long life.

Major General Joseph Hooker And The Troops From The Army Of The Potomac At Wauhatchie Lookout Mountain And Chattanooga

Author : Daniel Butterfield
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Joseph Hooker S Rhododendrons Of Sikkim Himalaya

Author : Joseph Hooker
ISBN : 1842466453
Genre : Ericaceae
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Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker is considered one of the greatest botanists of the nineteenth century. A close friend of Charles Darwin, he was an epic traveler, cataloging tens of thousands of plants and lending scientific weight to the theory of natural selection. 2017 marked both the bicentenary of his birth and 170 years since his trip to India where he sought botanical treasures in the Himalayas. In celebration comes this facsimile edition of Hooker's The Rhododendrons of Sikkim-Himalaya, carefully reproduced from an original printing dating back to the mid-1800s. At the time it was an unparalleled commercial success with lavish illustrations by Walter Hood Fitch that were--and still are--considered to be some of the finest examples of botanical illustration ever produced. Published in three parts, this new edition brings together all parts of the publication, along with thirty of Hood Fitch's plates beautifully reproduced alongside Hooker's original descriptions. A new introductory chapter by Virginia Mills and Cam Sharp Jones from Kew's Joseph Hooker Correspondence Project describes Hooker's time in India and the reception of the original publication in 1849. And Ed Ikin, Head of Wakehurst Landscape and Horticulture, describes the impact Hooker had on British gardening and the inspiration he provided for a whole new approach to horticulture. Together, this reproduction is a wonderful tribute to Joseph Hooker and a beautiful new way to experience botanical history.

Abraham Lincoln S Contemporaries

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In Memoriam Major General Joseph Hooker

Author : Henry Edwin Tremain
ISBN : 1375814095
Genre : History
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