Past Botanical Links of the Day for: July 17

Past Botanical Links of the Day for: July 17


July 17, 1996 - Material Safety Data Sheet Searches
Remember how lax the use of chemicals was in the past? This is the case no longer. Here is a site for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on a wide variety of chemicals and links to other such sites. This provides much of the information required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) on individual chemicals. The site does not claim to provide information on all chemicals, just an easier interface. This information database was compiled by the Northwest Fisheries Science Center of NOAA. (****)
July 17, 1998 - Vignettes from the History of Plant Morphology
This work by Richard L. Hauke is composed of well-written essays on three American plant morphologists: Agnes Arber, Edmund Ware Sinnott and Edith Rebecca Saunders. The research and books published by the first two helped to shape the pursuit of plant morphology in the first half of the 20th century in America. The work by the third, introduced the idea of carpel polymorphism, a failed paradigm. Although she was able to publish a scholarly book on this topic, the idea was not accepted "...becoming a footnote in botanical history." The site was constructed by Richard L. Hauke with a preface by Kathleen Hauke. (***) SR