Ainsworth, Geoffrey C. Introduction to the History of Mycology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1976.
_______ . Introduction to the History of Plant Pathology. New York: Cambridge University
Press, 1981. Well-illustrated topical surveys, with contemporary portraits and plant illustrations, notes, and bibliographies.
Greene, Edward Lee. Landmarks of Botanical History. 2 vols. Edited by Frank N. Egerton. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1983. A detailed survey of major works from antiquity to about 1700; editor added three appendices to fill gaps in coverage. Includes contemporary portraits and plant illustrations, extensive bibliography.
Hessenbruch, Arne, ed. Reader's Guide to the History of Science. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000. Includes discussions and bibliographies on a several developments in the history of botany. Index.
Morton, A. G. History of Botanical Science: An Account of the Development of Botany from Ancient Times to the Present Day. New York: Academic Press, 1981. Concise and well balanced. A few contemporary portraits and illustrations, notes.
Stafleu, Frans A., and Richard S. Cowan. Taxonomic Literature: A Selective Guide to Botanical Publications and Collections with Dates, Commentaries and Types. 2d ed. 8 vols. Utrecht, Netherlands: Bohn, Scheltema and Holkema, 1976-1992. Avast encyclopedia that is essential for the history of taxonomic botany. Coverage is from about 1500 to recent times.
Waterson, A. P., and Lise Wilkinson. An Introduction to the History of Virology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1978. A topical survey with some contemporary portraits and illustrations, notes, and bibliography.
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