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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-13277

To J. D. Hooker   6 August 1881

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Summary

Responds to JDH’s outline history of plant geography.

Considers Humboldt the "greatest scientific traveller who ever lived".

Discusses the origin and rapid radiation of angiosperms in Cretaceous period.

Comments on importance of work of Alphonse de Candolle, Saporta, Axel Blytt.

Summary

Responds to JDH’s outline history of plant geography.

Considers Humboldt the "greatest scientific traveller who ever lived".

Discusses the origin and rapid radiation of angiosperms in Cretaceous period.

Comments on importance of work of Alphonse de Candolle, Saporta, Axel Blytt.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-13277
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Hooker, J. D.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 95: 518–23
Physical description
7pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13277,” accessed on 28 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-13277

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