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Essays on William Chambers Coker, Passionate Botanist

Joslin, Mary Coker

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ISBN 10: 0972160000 / ISBN 13: 9780972160001
Published by Univ of North Carolina at Chapel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A., 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Essays on William Chambers Coker, Passionate...

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina at Chapel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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In this collection of biographical essays, Mary Coker Joslin chronicles the many contributions of William Chambers Coker (1872-1953) as a creative scientist, an infectious teacher, a practical landscape designer, an editor, and a writer whose influence continues to resonate throughout North Carolina. After leaving a successful banking career to become a botanist, Coker became the first professor of botany at the University of North Carolina and founded enduring institutions that have become his legacy, including the University Herbarium and the Chapel Hill arboretum that bears his name. He edited the Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society for forty years, during which time it became internationally known and respected. Coker left his mark across the state, as he designed and suggested plantings for at least twenty-one public school grounds in North Carolina and voluntarily helped landscape public areas in communities from Edenton to Asheville.

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These biographical essays chronicle the many contributions of noted botanist William Chambers Coker (1872-1953) to his profession and to the state of North Carolina. The first professor of botany at the University of North Carolina, Coker founded the UNC Herbarium and the campus arboretum and edited the Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society for forty years.

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