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bo tuh nuhst

  • n  a biologist specializing in the study of plants

  • There's no agreed upon answer, says Clive Brasier, a British botanist.
  • Liquid crystals were discovered in 1888 by Friedrich Reinitzer, an Austrian botanist, and named a year later by Otto Lehman, a German physicist.
  • Rodney Barker's And the Waters Turned to Blood traces the investigation by botanist JoAnn Burkholder of a mysterious microorganism linked to massive fish kills in North Carolina .
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  • Rick Rashid in
    Addressing professors and researchers from a wide spectrum of disciplines, Rick Rashid, senior vice president of Microsoft Research, said, "Regardless of whether you're a botanist or a brain surgeon, computer science increasingly impacts your work...
  • Charles Baudelaire in New York Magazine
    I don't know Armstrong well, but he seems to have a dash of what Baudelaire called the flâneur, a "gentleman stroller of city streets," a "botanist of the sidewalk."
  • Carl Linnaeus in Connecticut College
    Noelle O'Connor, art historian and independent scholar, will introduce the man whom Carolus Linnaeus called the "greatest natural botanist" in her talk, "John Bartram: A Curious Man and His Plants."

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