Plain Ol' Charlie Deam

Plain Ol' Charlie Deam: Pioneer Hoosier Botanist (Hardback)

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Plain Ol' Charlie Deam
Hardback
Purdue University Press
06/01/1987
208pp
English
6.00" x 9.00"
1557530572
9781557530578
Available

Book Description

Although a self-taught botanist, Charlie Deam (1865-1953) once served as state forester for Indiana and is revered as a pioneer in the field of botany. He traveled more than 100,000 miles throughout the state in his lifetime collecting 73,000 plant specimens. His four volumes about the flora, grasses, shrubs, and trees of Indiana resulted, among other things, in three honorary degrees. Deam's herbarium and 3,000-volume botanical library are now housed at Indiana University.

About the Author(s):

Robert C. Kriebel was employed 40 years in a variety of writing, editing, and executive positions at the Lafayette, Indiana Journal and Courier. He continued in retirement to contribute a Sunday column on local history, a column that ran from 1977 to 2011. Kriebel is the author of 5 books on Indiana biography, and one about the life and the work of American jazz bandleader, Woody Herman.