PUBLICATIONS BY RUDOLF SCHMID ON WOMEN SCIENTISTS

        Note: Authorship is noted only for coauthored items. All other items are solo-authored by Rudolf Schmid.

I. Publications on Agnes Arber (1879-1960):

  1. 1975. (Schmid, R. & D. W. Stevenson). Arberia, a proposal for a new journal of structural botany. Taxon 24:493-494. Aug. Also in: Pl. Sci. Bull. 21:39-40. Sep.
  2. 1976. (Schmid, R. & D. W. Stevenson). Agnes Arber, scientific reductionism, and the need for Arberia. Taxon 25:501-503. Aug.
  3. 1977. (Schmid, R. & M. A. Arber). Supplement to "List of published works of Agnes Arber et al." by Muriel A. Arber. J. Soc. Bibliogr. Nat. Hist. 8:180-183. May.
  4. 1999. Botanical highlights in the life of Agnes Arber (1879-1960). XVI Int. Bot. Congr., St. Louis, USA, 1-7 Aug. 1999, abstracts, p. 266. [Abstact, Aug. 1999 International Botanical Congress, St. Louis, Missouri.]
  5. 2001. Agnes Arber, née Robertson (1879-1960): Fragments of her life, including her place in biology and in women's studies. Ann. Bot., n.s., 88:1105-1128. Dec. [Paper 1 of 7 in a symposium entitled "From Agnes Arber to new explanatory models for vascular plant development," held 6 Aug. at the XVI International Botanical Congress held Aug. 1-7, 1999 in St. Louis.] <link to the online article at Annals of Botany>
  6. 2004. (Schmid, R. & Mena Schmid). Muriel Agnes Arber (1913-2004). Taxon 53:861. Aug. [Obituary of the only child of Agnes Arber (1879-1960) and E. A. Newell Arber (1870-1918).]  <link to the article on this site>


II. Reviews of publications dealing with Agnes Arber:

  1. 1988. (Stafleu, F. A. & R. Schmid). Herbals, their origin and evolution, 3rd ed., by A. Arber, rev. by W. T. Stearn. Taxon 37:200.
  2. 2000. A curious Indian reissue of Agnes Arber's (1879-1960) classic work on herbals: Herbal plants & drugs: Their origin and evolution, 1st ed. (1912, 1999 reissue), by A. Arber, and Herbals, their origin and evolution, 3rd ed. (1986), by A. Arber, rev. by W. T. Stearn. Taxon 49:851-853. [Essay review, with bibliography and new analytical information.]
  3. 2000. Www.AddALL.com, or how serendipity led me to the Indian reissue of Arber's herbals book. Taxon 49:853.
  4. 2002. From Agnes Arber to new explanatory models for vascular plant development, by B. K. Kirchoff (ed.). Taxon 51:224-225.
  5. 2002. Plants we play with and More plants we play with, by H. R. Robertson. Pp. 613-614 in Botanical Juvenilia VI. Taxon 51:610-614. [Respectively, 1915 and 1920 books by Robertson, Agnes Arber's father.]

III. Publications on women scientists other than Agnes Arber:
  1. 1977. Edith R. Saunders and floral anatomy: Bibliography and index to families she studied. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 74:179-187. Feb.
  2. 1977. Ridding botany of its sexist terminology. Taxon 26:441-442. Aug. [Excerpt in Curr. Contents 1978(19):13; translated into German as next item.]
  3. 1985. Sexismus in der Botanik. Trans. by Roswitha Schmid. Naturwiss. Rundschau. 38:389-390. Sep. [Translation of previous item.]
  4. 1987. (Schmid, R. & D. W. Stevenson). "Botanical text books," an unpublished manuscript (1897) by Emily Lovira Gregory (1841-1897) on plant anatomy textbooks. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 114:307-318. July-Sep. <synopsis>
  5. 1987. Annotated bibliography of works by and about Emily Lovira Gregory (1841-1897). Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 114:319-324. July-Sep. <synopsis>
  6. 1990. [Botanical juvenilia I:] Some recent botany books for children and young adults, especially the artistry of Carol Lerner and Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden. Taxon 39:81-92. Feb. [Essay review; updated as next item.]
  7. 1990. Botany books for young people: A retrospective look by a botanist at the 1980's and at the artistry of Carol Lerner and Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden. Appraisal: Science books for young people 23(2):1-18. Spring. [Update of previous item.]
  8. 1992. Diversity of plants and fungi. Edina, Minnesota: Burgess International Group, Inc. xii, 253 pp., 8.5x11" format. 27 Aug. [P. 229 on Beatrix Potter.]
  9. 1999. Bamboozled by botany, Beatrix bypasses bigoted biology, begins babying bountiful bunnies: OR Beatrix Potter [1866-1943] as a mycologist: The period before Peter Rabbit and friends: Wayside and woodland fungi, by W. P. K. Findlay; A Victorian naturalist: Beatrix Potter's drawings from the Armitt collection, by E. Jay et al.; Beatrix Potter's Americans: Selected letters, by B. Potter (ed. by J. Crowell Morse); Beatrix Potter's letters, by B. Potter (ed. by J. Taylor); The journal of Beatrix Potter, 1881-1897, rev. ed., by B. Potter (ed. by L. Linder); Beatrix Potter: Artist, storyteller and countrywoman, by J. Taylor. Taxon 48:438-443. May. [Essay review, with bibliography.]  <link to the article on this site>
  10. 2001. Agnes Arber, née Robertson (1879-1960): Fragments of her life, including her place in biology and in women's studies. Ann. Bot., n.s., 88:1105-1128. Dec. [See Part I. Also contains much information on Arber's friend and mentor Ethel Sargant (1863-1918), a plant morphologist, Arber's colleague Edith Rebecca ('Becky') Saunders (1865-1945), a geneticist and floral anatomist, and Arber's daughter Muriel Agnes Arber (1913-2004), a geologist.]
  11. 2004. Sargant, Ethel (1863-1918). Pp. 1762-1766 (vol. 4) in B. Lightman (ed.), The dictionary of nineteenth-century British scientists, 4 vols. Bristol: Continuum International Publishing Group. July.
  12. 2004. (Schmid, R. & Mena Schmid). Muriel Agnes Arber (1913-2004). Taxon 53:861. Aug. [Obituary of the only child of Agnes Arber (1879-1960) and E. A. Newell Arber (1870-1918).]  <link to the article on this site>


IV. Reviews of publications dealing with women scientists other than Agnes Arber:

  1. 1990. [Botanical juvenilia I:] Some recent botany books for children and young adults, especially the artistry of Carol Lerner and Anne Ophelia Todd Dowden. Taxon 39:81-92. [Essay review of several dozen books.]
  2. 1991. A Victorian flora: The flower paintings of Caroline May, by C. May. Taxon 40:700-701.
  3. 1992. Women botanists of Ohio born before 1900 ..., by R. L. Stuckey. Taxon 41:629.
  4. 1994. The great safari: The lives of George and Joy Adamson, famous for Born free, by A. House. Taxon 43:149.
  5. 1995. One hundred and one botanists, by D. Isely. Taxon 44:115. Choice: Current reviews of academic books 32:1329. [Only 4 are women.]
  6. 1996. Marianne North: Hagiography(?) of a botanical artist versus deconstructionism run amuck: Recollections of a happy life: Being the autobiography of Marianne North, vol. 1, by M. North (ed. with an introduction by S. Morgan); A vision of Eden: The life and work of Marianne North, by M. North (ed. by Graham Bateman); Marianne North at Kew Gardens, by L. Ponsonby. Taxon 45:729-731.
  7. 1999. Bamboozled by botany, Beatrix bypasses bigoted biology, begins babying bountiful bunnies: OR Beatrix Potter [1866-1943] as a mycologist: The period before Peter Rabbit and friends: Wayside and woodland fungi, by W. P. K. Findlay; A Victorian naturalist: Beatrix Potter's drawings from the Armitt collection, by E. Jay et al.; Beatrix Potter's Americans: Selected letters, by B. Potter (ed. by J. Crowell Morse); Beatrix Potter's letters, by B. Potter (ed. by J. Taylor); The journal of Beatrix Potter, 1881-1897, rev. ed., by B. Potter (ed. by L. Linder); Beatrix Potter: Artist, storyteller and countrywoman, by J. Taylor. Taxon 48:438-443. [Essay review, with bibliography.]
  8. 1999. Women and the Dictionary of national biography, by G. Fenwick, and The Dictionary of national biography: Missing persons, by C. S. Nicholls (ed.). Taxon 48:860.
  9. 1999. Women in the biological sciences, by L. S. Grinstein et al. (ed.). Taxon 48:861.
  10. 2000. (Schmid, R. & B. Butler). Driftwood Valley: A woman naturalist in the northern wilderness (1946, 1999 reissue), by T. C. Stanwell-Fletcher. Taxon 49:343-344.
  11. 2000. Women at Cambridge, rev. ed., by R. McWilliams Tullberg. Taxon 49:844.
  12. 2000. Women, science, and The Royal Society, by M. Sampson & S. Edwards. Taxon 49:845.
  13. 2001. Ladies in the laboratory?: American and British women in science, 1800-1900, by M. R. S. Creese. Taxon 50:1291-1292.
  14. 2001. On her own terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the rise of science in the American West, by B. R. Stein. Taxon 50:1296.
  15. 2003. Oxbridge versus the Yanks: A sampling of biographical dictionaries: The Cambridge dictionary of scientists, 2nd ed., by D. Millar et al.; Encyclopedia of world scientists, by E. H. Oakes; International encyclopedia of women scientists, by E. H. Oakes; The biographical dictionary of scientists, vols. 1-2, 3rd ed., by R. Porter & M. [Bailey] Ogilvie (ed.). Taxon 52:164-165.


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