1956 Index (Classic Reprint) by University of Massachusetts at Amherst1956 Index (Classic Reprint) by University of Massachusetts at Amherst

1956 Index (Classic Reprint)

byUniversity of Massachusetts at Amherst

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Few of his former general botany students knew that Torrey had published several classic papers in the field of plant morphology and phylogeny. Some of these students had occasion to read these papers in later life, and they marveled at the penetration of thought, the beauty of style, and the artistry of the illustrations. They then realized that Torrey could have been a great scientist a great investigator had he chosen that path. In spite of turning his back on original research, Torrey had few peers in comparative anatomy and plant phylogeny. In addition, he was a remarkably competent taxonomist.

Long after his former students forget the botany they learned at his feet, they will recall the philosophical principles he espoused. He labored mightily to reveal the true philosophical nature of science its inner significance and its limitations. He led his students from science to philo sophy -and a few to the realm of metaphysics. There were always a few select individuals some botanists, a few English majors and others who were invited to his famous Friday evening seminars where there were profound and animated discussions of philosophy, religion, literature, art and music. These fortunate few will never forget the stimulus of these discussions the sti mulus to independent thinking and to independent reading and study.

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Title:1956 Index (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:426 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.87 inPublished:October 19, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0243005121

ISBN - 13:9780243005123

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