Adanson, Michel

Abstract

1727–1806 French botanist and explorer who devised a classification system based on natural series.

Keywords: taxonomy; Needham; Linnaeus; Senegal

Further Reading

Adanson M (1757) Histoire Naturelle du Sénégal: Coquillages. Paris: CJB Bauche.

Adanson M (1763–1764) Familles des Plantes. Paris: Vincent.

Adanson M (1845) Cours d'Histoire Naturelle Fait en 1772. Paris: Fortin & Masson.

Barthélemy G (1979) Les Jardiniers du Roy: Petite Histoire du Jardin des Plantes de Paris. Paris: Le Pélican.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970–1980) Gillispie CC (ed.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Lacroix A (1938) Michel Adanson au Sénégal (1749–1753). Paris: Larose.

Lawrence JHM (ed.) (1963–1964) Adanson: The Bicentennial of Michel Adanson's Familles des Plantes. Pittsburgh: Hunt Botanical Library, Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Le Joyand M (1806) Notices sur la Vie, les Travaux, les Découvertes, la Maladie et la Mort de Michel Adanson. Paris: A Bertrand.

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Lagueux, Olivier(Apr 2001) Adanson, Michel. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002724]