Jane Loudon, the Mrs Beeton of the
Victorian gardening world, wrote several popular books on horticulture and
botany specifically for women. In the 18th century, botany books were mostly
written for a female audience. Women were encouraged to study botany as it was
considered to be an acceptable activity for women.
Botany is the scientific study of plants and plant-like organisms. It
helps us understand why plants are so vitally important to the world. There were
two main ideas author attempted to embed here are : one was to put as much
plant-related information as possible into an evolutionary context, and the
other was to explain complicated problems with simple words and metaphors.
If we can gain understanding of how plants grow, then we may be
able to manipulate it to reduce both chemical fertilizer use and its
environmental impact without decreasing the yield. This book provides
information about the use of bio-agents, plant health, plant pathogen, property
of melanin, and the influence of rootstock and root growth. Major topics covered
are: The Use of Bio-Agents for Management of Potato Diseases, Plant Health, The
Organic Amendment Improve the Yield and Quality of Vegetable, Plant Pathogens,
Making Soil More Accessible to Plants, Coumarin&
The purpose of this note is to to give the students a general idea
of the principles of the science, rather than a comprehensive survey of the
whole vegetable kingdom. In a short course of this nature it is impossible to
include examples of every group, and therefore those types have been selected
with which it is moat important that the student should become acquainted.
When in 1874, the first edition of Fenner's Complete Formulary (then a
small pamphlet) was issued it was the pioneer in a new field of pharmacy, and
furnished the first reliable line of formulas for elixirs and the so-called
Elegant Preparations which were then coming rapidly into use.
Nathaniel Lord Britton was the first director-in-chief of The New
York Botanical Garden and a giant of a taxonomist. From 1896 to 1898 he
published the three-volume landmark floristic study An Illustrated Flora of the
Northern United States and Canada (Brown financed it), and revised it again in
1913. This book contains 149 individual plant files, each with illustration, taxonomy, distribution
and current botanical name.