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Thoroughly illustrated in full color, this practical guide will serve those who propagate or conserve plants and those who have ever wondered how horticulturists do such things.
Bryan Geoffrey Bowes was born on September 8th, 1932. He completed his education at the following Institutions: Imperial College, London University 1950-53 (2nd Class Hons.); Institute of Education, London; University 1955-56 (PGCE) Birkbeck College, London University 1957-61 (Ph.D). He served in the British National Army Service 1953 -55. For the next 42 years Dr. Bowes held many positions: Assistant Lecturer, S.E. Essex Technical College, 1956-58; Assistant Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College,1959-62; Lecturer, Zuerich University, Switzerland, 1962-63; Research Fellow, Federal Technical University, Zuerich, Switzerland,1963-64; Cabot Research Fellow, Harvard University, USA, 1976; Research Fellow, Armidale University, Australia, 1992;; and Senior Lecturer in Botany and Adviser Glasgow University, Scotland, 1964- 97. He retired from Glasgow University in 1997 where he was a Senior Lecturer in the Botany Department. He married Ruth Keller December 1958; she bore 2 children but died February 1981, and he remarried Diane Eisner (nee Race) October 1986. These days, Bryan has branched out a bit beyond Botany and acted as Counsellor for Tak Tent Cancer Care & Marie Curie Cancer Hospice 1982-2001, and was also Elder for Milngavie, West of Scotland Meeting, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), 2000 -10. Currently Bryan is Editor of West Scotland Quaker News since 2010. His botanical interests can be summarized as a plant/tree morphologist (at macro, micro, fine-structural and morphogenetic levels), author, editor and plant photographer. His most recent publication: Notes on the Ancient Hornbeam Pollards of Hatfield Forest (2012) published (& online) in Native Woodlands Discussion Group Newsletter Bryan G. Bowes's Author Page