Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R. on 7 Nov 1862

Hooker, J. D.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Hooker admits he wrote Gardeners' Chronicle and Natural History Review articles on orchids [Gard. Chron. (1862): 789–90, 863, 910; Nat. Hist. Rev. n.s. 2 (1862): 371–6]. Hooker's objections to Darwin's idea of how Greenland was repopulated. Temperate Greenland has as Arctic a flora as Arctic Greenland – a fact of astounding force. Why should certain Scandinavian species be absent? Migration by sea-currents can no more account for the present distribution in Greenland than can special creation.


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