Vavilov, N.I. (translated by K. Starr Chester)
Title The Origin, Variation, Immunity and Breeding of Cultivated Plants [Sir John Burnett's copy]
Book Condition Fair
Edition First American Edition.
Publisher Walthan, Mass. Chronica Botanica Company 1950
Seller ID 011531
Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xviii, 364, a little thumbed and dog-eared throughout, a few lightly turned corners, paperback, covers faded and slightly worn. [From the library of Sir John Burnett, with his signature on the front cover. A distinguished academic career and a lifelong interest in fungi, botany and nature conservation made him the ideal champion for biological recording in the UK. He held that effective nature conservation could be achieved only if good quality information about species and their habitats was accessible to all who needed it - a belief that made him perfectly suited to run the National Biodiversity Network, founded in 2000. He was convinced that academics with high administrative posts must continue with some personal research, in his case on the myxomycetes.]