A Brief History of Asa Gray's Manual of Botany

  title={A Brief History of Asa Gray's Manual of Botany},
  author={G. Moore and J. Macklin and L. DeCesare},
  • G. Moore, J. Macklin, L. DeCesare
  • Published 2010
  • History
  • Abstract. The eight editions of Gray's Manual are overviewed, with special attention being given to the first six, the editions in which Asa Gray was sole author (editions one through five) or co-author (edition six). Changes to the editions are summarized and reviews, positive in the beginning and more critical later with the sixth edition, are discussed. While Gray himself admitted that he failed in his effort to make the Manual a vade mecum he did succeed in providing an excellent… CONTINUE READING
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