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Richard Spruce and the Trials of Victorian Bryology



Obsessed with the smallest and seemingly least exciting of plants — mosses and liverworts — the 19th-century botanist Richard Spruce never achieved the fame of his more popularist contemporaries. Elaine Ayers explores the work of this unsung hero of Victorian plant science and how his complexities echoed the very subject of his study.

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Source: http://publicdomainreview.org/2015/10/14/richard-spruce-and-the-trials-of-victorian-bryology