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A Rum affair

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The story of professor Heslop-Harrison, a distinguished academic at Newcastle University, who, over a period of years, strengthened the evidence for his theory of ice-age plant survival by "planting" flora in places where it had never been found before, and then "discovering" it. His nemesis came in the form of John Raven, a young classics don with a fierce passion for botany, who believed that he had caught the eminent professor red-handed on the isle of Rum in the summer of 1948. The scientific community closed ranks on the affair, Raven's evidence was never published, and Heslop-Harrison's continued to to dominate British botany for the next decade. This book tells the tragi-comic story. As new condition hardback with unclipped dust jacket. Ex-libris plate from previous owner.

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Author(s):
Karl Sabbagh
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1sr edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0713992778
ISBN-13:
9780713992779
Publisher:
Allen Lane
Title:
A Rum Affair

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The story of professor Heslop-Harrison, a distinguished academic at Newcastle University, who, over a period of years, strengthened the evidence for his theory of ice-age plant survival by "planting" flora in places where it had never been found before, and then "discovering" it. His nemesis came in the form of John Raven, a young classics don with a fierce passion for botany, who believed that he had caught the eminent professor red-handed on the isle of Rum in the summer of 1948. The scientific community closed ranks on the affair, Raven's evidence was never published, and Heslop-Harrison's continued to to dominate British botany for the next decade. This book tells the tragi-comic story. As new condition hardback with unclipped dust jacket. Ex-libris plate from previous owner.

Author(s):
Karl Sabbagh
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1sr edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0713992778
ISBN-13:
9780713992779
Publisher:
Allen Lane
Title:
A Rum Affair

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