Louis, Ghillean Prance
, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England, reported that his institution's research suggests that the world is home to anywhere from 300,000 to 320,000 flowering plant species, a major increase over the 250,000 that botanists had been citing for decades.
Botanist Sir Ghillean Prance
, director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, England, writing in The Tablet at the time of the Brazilian forest fires, asks, "Why do we wait for such events before we think of the environment?
Professor Sir Ghillean Prance
, director of London's famous Kew Gardens, said: "The Living Planet Index presents a warning which we should all take seriously.
Contributing Authors: Hugh Angus, Thomas Beuchel, Bryan Bowes, Chris Brett, Nick Brown, Aljos Farjon, Stephen Hopper, Brent McGown, Claire Ozanne, Sandro Pignatti, Erika Pignatti-Wilkus, Ghillean Prance
, Peter Savill, Peter Thomas, David Thorman, Steve Woodward
In this volume, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance
, one of the most renowned scientific explorers of our time, chronicles some of his most significant and fascinating expeditions.
Birthdays: Civil engineer Ian Campbell, 78; Arabic scholar Sir James Craig, 76; American actor Harrison Ford, 58; West Indian cricketer Larry Gomes, 47; Private Eye editor Ian Hislop, 40; Kew Gardens director Sir Ghillean Prance
, 63; television presenter Chris Serle, 57; playwright David Storey, 67.
Professor Peter Crane, formerly director of the Field Museum, Chicago, will take the post after the retirement of Professor Sir Ghillean Prance
Sir Ghillean Prance
shows how science, art and technology have been imaginatively combined to create the Eden Project, a shining two-hectare showcase of the humid tropics in Cornwall and an educational facility promoting sustainable use of plant resources.
Prof Sir Ghillean Prance
, an old Malvernian and recently-retired director of Kew Gardens, was speaking at the leading private school's Commemoration Day.
RAINFORESTS OF THE WORLD By Art Wolfe and Ghillean Prance
(Harvill Press, 30 [pounds sterling] hb)