Some Biogeographers, Evolutionists and Ecologists:
Good, Ronald D'Oyley (England 1896-1992)
Good's last book, A Concise Flora of Dorset,
was published in 1984 when he was 88. By then he was retired, of course,
but he had previously been the head of the Department of Botany at the
University of Hull for over thirty years. Good is probably best known
for his textbook The Geography of Flowering Plants (which went
through several editions), but he also wrote works on evolutionary philosophy
(he promoted views of saltational evolution), economic botany, and local
--born 5 March 1896 in Dorchester, Dorset.
--1914-1918: serves in World War I, 4th Bn Dorset Regiment; wounded in
action in France
--early 1920s: student at Cambridge University
--1922-1928: staff member, botany department, British Museum of Natural
--1928-1959: head, Department of Botany, University of Hull
--1933: publishes his Plants and Human Economics
--1947: publishes first edition of his The Geography of Flowering
--1956: publishes his Features of Evolution in the Flowering
--1959: retures and is made professor emeritus, Department of Botany,
University of Hull
--1981: publishes his The Philosophy of Evolution
--dies 11 December 1992, in Hull.
--Who's Who (1982).
--Taxonomic Literature, Supplement VIII (2009).
--Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 23(4) (1948): 348-349.
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