Flora Palaestina Part Four. Alismataceae to Orchidaceae. TWO VOLUMES: TEXT & PLATES.

Feinbrun-Dothan, Naomi. 1900-1995.

Book ID: 33796


4to. Text Volume: [7], 462 pp., [1 Errata], 2 maps at rear, of which 1 in colour, index / Plates Volume: [4], 525 plates, xxiii list of plates with explanation, [3 errata], 22 pp., of Hebrew index of plates, drawings by Ruth Koppel, Esther Huber & Levi Benyamini, cream cloth, title in brown at spine and upper cover, set clean & in very good condition, published by the Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities, Jerusalem, 1986.


Botanist Naomi Feinbrun-Dothan, was one of the first and rare women who became part of the academic staff at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the days when very few women had scientific careers, not only locally but also world wide. For more than six decades she studied the flora of Palestine and published dozens of articles and several analytical flora books.
In 1953 Feinbrun spent a sabbatical year at the Kew Gardens herbarium (London) and he herbariums of Edinburgh and Geneva. She became an associate professor in 1960.
Flora of Palestine, one of her most important works, were published in 1987, earning her a gold medal from Optima, the international organization of Mediterranean Sea botanists. In 1991 a new and updated analytical flora book appeared, written in collaboration with Avinoam Danin.

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