Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

(1817—1911) botanist

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A British botanist, who in 1865 succeeded his father, Sir William Jackson Hooker, as director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, at Kew, London. He was a friend and champion of Charles Darwin, who relied greatly on Hooker's botanical knowledge in his books on evolution.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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