Essays on William Chambers Coker, Passionate Botanist by Mary Coker Joslin
Essays on William Chambers Coker, Passionate Botanist
Author: Mary Coker Joslin
Title: Essays on William Chambers Coker, Passionate Botanist
ISBN10: 0972160000
ISBN13: 978-0972160001
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: UNC-Chapel Hill Library/Botanical Garden Foundation; 1 edition (January 1, 2004)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1609 kb
Size epub: 1278 kb
Rating: 4.7 ✪
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
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.