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3 Lecture 30 1989). It is mainly due to his efforts that this branch of knowledge (the science of horticulture) has risen from the condition of an empirical art to that of a developed science (1859, Proc. London Royal Soc. 9:40). His book The Theory of Horticulture (1840), with the 1855 2nd edition retitled, The Theory and Practice of Horticulture, is a classic and is still considered “one of the best books ever written on the physiological principles of horticulture” (1981, Encyclopedia Britannica). Lindley’s formal education lasted only through age 16 but his astounding ability for hard work enabled him to become one of the most productive plant scientists of his era. His capacity for sustained work was demonstrated early when he translated an entire French plant science book into English in one sitting, without intermission, of 3 days and 2 nights. The translation was published in 1819 as Observa- tions on the Structure of Seeds and Fruits. Young Lindley’s was truly dedicated; he slept on the
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