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Ray, John

(1627–1705) English naturalist, regarded as the founder of British natural history, who originated natural botanical classification and the division of flowering plants into monocotyledons and dicotyledons. The Ray Society is named after him.
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The work of those such as the apothecaries who were, like John Ray but with a rather more practical purpose, seeking to establish a clear identification and distinctions between the plants sold to them by a common name, is not included.
In his description, he cited several "syntypes" or examples of elephant specimens in Europe, including an elephant fetus as well as a skeleton described by John Ray, the famous 17th century naturalist.
Visitors will also be able to see the unique collection of memorabilia about Sir Robert Peel, the famous statesman who lived nearby at Drayton Manor, as well as four other rooms explaining the history of the house, including the two great C17th naturalists, Sir Francis Willughby and John Ray, who worked at Middleton Hall.
Tom Eisenman, Chief Executive Officer, and John Ray, Executive Vice President, Setech, Inc., a solution provider company at the upcoming marcus evans Chief Procurement Officer Summit 2012, on giving CPOs the information and tools they need to make strategic decisions.
The central idea is beautifully summarized in the title of the work by pioneering English naturalist John Ray, who in 1691 glorified The Wisdom of God Manifested in the Works of Creation.
Timothy reveals how the breakthroughs of botanist Carl Linnaeus and naturalist John Ray moved the variation in plants from a matter of religious faith to a scientific discipline.
The crash also killed a man riding with Whitaker, John Ray Ratliff.
Nortel has entered into an agreement with John Ray to fill the role, subject to the approval of the US bankruptcy courts.
The family of the late John Ray Russell wish to thank all family, friends and neighbours for their kindness, cards and donations to the British Heart Foundation.
The middle row is (from left) Mick Young, Paul Burns, John Ray, ?, and Kieran Burns.
This is from English naturalist John Ray, writing (in 1673) of sediments a hundred feet deep: "which is yet a strange thing, considering the novity of the World, the age whereof, according to the usual Account, is not yet 5600 years" (112).