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Luther Burbank

Botanist (7-Mar-1849 — 11-Apr-1926)


Emma Burbank Beeson. The Early Life & Letters of Luther Burbank. San Francisco: Harr Wagner Pub. Co.. 1927. 155pp.

Lillian J. Bragdon. Luther Burbank: Nature's Helper. New York: Abingdon Press. 1959. 124pp.

Frederick W. Clampett. Luther Burbank. New York: Macmillan. 1926. 144pp.

Peter Dreyer. A Gardener Touched with Genius: The Life of Luther Burbank. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan. 1975. 322pp.

William Sumner Harwood. New Creations in Plant Life: An Authoritative Account of the Life and Work of Luther Burbank. London, England: Macmillan. 1905. 368pp.

Walter Lafayette Howard. Luther Burbank's Plant Contributions. Berkeley, CA: Agricultural Experiment Station. 1945. 110pp.

David Starr Jordan; Vernon Lyman Kellogg. The Scientific Aspects of Luther Burbank's Work. San Francisco: A. M. Robertson. 1908. 115pp.

Ken Kraft; Pat Kraft. Luther Burbank: The Wizard and the Man. New York: Meredith Press. 1967. 270pp.

Jane S. Smith. The Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the Business of Breeding Plants. New York: Penguin Press. 2009. 354pp.

Henry Smith Williams. Luther Burbank: His Life and Work. New York: Hearst's International Library Co.. 1915. 331pp.


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  5. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.152)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.229)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.152)

  8. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.101)

  9. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.302)

  10. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.123)

  11. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.123)

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