[Taxacom] Arctic Flora of the USSR translation

Robin Leech releech at telus.net
Sun Jan 31 14:02:35 CST 2010


Actually, I was talking today with George Ball, and he reported to me that 
the
funding ran out.
Robin

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Barkworth" <Mary.Barkworth at usu.edu>
To: "Gurcharan Singh" <singhg at sify.com>; "Adolf Ceska" <aceska at telus.net>; 
"'TAXACOM'" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Arctic Flora of the USSR translation


>I suspect the key problem is to identify someone to fund the project, e.g. 
>pay the translators and editors. Or perhaps they were not paid. Perhaps the 
>problem is that one time it was considered a worth while contribution or 
>there were older taxonomists who thought that way and were willing to 
>devote their time to the enterprise even if it was not quite in keeping 
>with their institution's priorities.
> Mary
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu 
> [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Gurcharan Singh
> Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 9:30 AM
> To: Adolf Ceska; 'TAXACOM'
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Arctic Flora of the USSR translation
>
> English translations of many volumes of Russian Flora have been undertaken
> in India
>
> 1. My colleague Dr. G. N. Dixit and myself were involved in Editing of
> English translation of Flora SSSR was undertaken by Amerind Publishing Co.
> Delhi on behalf of Smithsonian Institution. Translator B S Sharma.
>
> 2. Translation of 14 volumes of Flora of Siberia was undertaken by Science
> Publishers, USA. Translator P M Rao. Technical editor myself Dr. Gurcharan
> Singh
>
> 3. Translation of 11 volume Plants of Central Asia was undertaken by 
> Oxford
> & IBH Publishing C. New Delhi. Translator P M Rao, technical editor myself
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
>
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College
> University of Delhi, Delhi
> India
> http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Adolf Ceska" <aceska at telus.net>
> To: "'TAXACOM'" <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>; <aceska at telus.net>
> Sent: Sunday, January 31, 2010 9:33 PM
> Subject: [Taxacom] Arctic Flora of the USSR translation
>
>
>> The English translation of the Russian Arctic Flora, done by Graham
>> Griffiths and edited by John Packer got stuck after the first three
>> volumes
>> from the originally planned 6 volumes.
>>
>> See
>>
>> http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/ben/ben352.html
>>
>>
>>
>> Graham Griffiths died in May 2009
>>
>> http://www.ou.edu/cas/botany-micro/ben/ben419.html
>>
>> and the English translation terminated just in the middle. Some 
>> remarkable
>> parts, such as Yurztev's contributions to Rosaceae, are still avaiable
>> only
>> in Russian.
>>
>>
>>
>> MY QUESTION: Is there any interest in continuing this translation? Am I
>> beating a dead horse when I am calling for finishing it?
>>
>>
>>
>> Please,  reply to me directly at aceska at telus.net .
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>>
>>
>> Adolf
>>
>>
>>
>> Adolf Ceska, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
>>
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