Six Continents: Five Years: One Big Plant Book

The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211

EVENING MEETING 18:00–19:00 Thursday 17 May 2018

3 authors
Image © T. Mirenda.

Plants of the World is the first book to provide descriptions of the 451 vascular plant families in a modern phylogenetic classification. Growing out of an idea discussed by Professor Michael Fay FLS and Professor Mark Chase FRS FLS more than 20 years ago, the book is the product of five years of intense activity, led by Dr Maarten Christenhusz FLS

In the process of collecting information and images for the book, the authors travelled the world, visiting all continents, apart from Antarctica, and many oceanic islands, enduring tropical diseases, parasites, altitude sickness, avoiding saltwater crocodiles and poisonous snakes and surviving robberies, volcanoes, earthquakes and riots. The life of a botanist is not always a bed of roses! 

Speakers: Professor Michael Fay FLS, Professor Mark Chase FRS FLS and Dr Maarten Christenhusz FLS

  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 17:30.
  • Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a wine reception.
  • There will also be a book signing after the event during the wine reception.