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Pahlavi Texts of Zoroastrianism, Part 3 of 5: The Dina-i Mainog-i Khirad, Sikand-gumanik Vigar, and the Sad Dar (Forgotten Books)

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ISBN 10: 1606202006 / ISBN 13: 9781606202005
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Title: Pahlavi Texts of Zoroastrianism, Part 3 of 5...

Publisher: Forgotten Books

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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This is part III of the Sacred Books of the East translation of the Pahlavi Texts of Zoroastrianism. Containing The Dina-i Mainog-i Khirad, Sikand-gumanik Vigar, and the Sad Dar.

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Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer (1843 - 1928)
Sir William Turner Thiselton-Dyer FLS FRS KCMG (July 28, 1843-December 23, 1928) was a British botanist.

Thiselton-Dyer was born in Westminster, London. Initially studying mathematics at Oxford University, he graduated in natural science in 1867. He became Professor of Natural History at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester and then Professor of Botany at the Royal College of Science in Dublin. In 1872, he became professor at the Royal Horticultural Society in London, being recommended by Joseph Hooker.

Then in 1875, Thiselton-Dyer was offered the Assistant Directorship at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, under Hooker, where he was to stay for thirty years. Thiselton-Dyer spent considerable time on the Colonies, e.g. introducing rubber to plantations of Sri Lanka and Malaya, and the introduction of cacao from Trinidad to plantations in Sri Lanka. In 1877, he was given charge of an international research laboratory, established at Kew with private funding, which became known as one of the best laboratories in Europe. Thiselton-Dyer was also given the task of designing a new rock garden, following a bequest to Kew in 1881 of a large collection of Alpine plants.

Thiselton-Dyer was elected FRS in 1880. His proposers included Charles Darwin and George Bentham, but not J.D. Hooker, whose daughter Dyer had already married.

From 1885 to 1905, after the retirement of Hooker, he was director of the Royal Botanic Gardens. He was a fellow of the University of London from 1887 to 1890, Royal Commissi

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