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Re: Engler's Works Scanned for Members

  • Subject: Re: Engler's Works Scanned for Members
  • From: brian lee <lbmkjm@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 08:58:47 -0800 (PST)

Dear Albert and Marc,

Aloha.

Mahalo (Thank you) for making Engler's classic work available to the membership.  What a treasure...and monumental effort on the part of Engler.  It is little wonder that he is considered a giant in aroid circles.  Just a quick look at the beautiful black and white line drawings was a joy.

Thanks to both of you again for doing this great service for the IAS membership.  We have Engler's work in Hawaii, but, to have it accessible from one's own computer is such a convenience. 

Aloha,

Leland

--- On Tue, 3/9/10, Albert M Huntington <amh@ieee.org> wrote:

From: Albert M Huntington <amh@ieee.org>
Subject: [Aroid-l] Engler's Works Scanned for Members
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 5:40 AM

Folks,


  Marc Gibernau has graciously made available to us scans on many of the works of Adolf Engler ( 1844-1930 ) , a prolific writer on Aroid taxonomy and morphology.  This comprises nearly 250MB of PDF files, which have been cleaned, OCR'ed and uploaded to the members area on aroid.org.  Included are some very nice line drawings scattered throughout, as well as the original descriptions of many species.

  I would encourage all members to log in to aroid.org today and check these files out - even if you are not so good with Latin and German, the books are truly interesting just for the pictures and familiar plant names.

  Not a member of the IAS?  Join us today in supporting aroid horticulture, education and research at
http://www.aroid.org/society/joinias.php and get access to these and many other wonderful publications.

All the best,
--Albert
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