Petunnikov Alexey( Botanist, popularizer, publicist and public figure)
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Biography Petunnikov Alexey
Born in 1842, Mr.. Initial education in the Peter and Paul German school, and then in 2-nd Moscow gymnasium, where in 1860. enrolled in the University of Physics and Mathematics, where he graduated from the course in 1864. As a student wrote in 1862, in German botanical articles. After university course chose the specialty of botany, in addition, was engaged in teaching activities for more than ten years. Repeatedly traveled abroad, where he wrote a number of special works, as well as his thesis entitled "Metamorphosis of the cell wall" (1866) master's degree in botany. Petunnikov without leaving the teaching career, took an active part also in journalism and published in the "Russian Chronicles" a lot of varied content of articles, signed A. P s. Soon after the introduction of a policeman in Moscow, Petunnikov entered the service of their native city, first (1873) in the post as head of the city stands, and then, since 1875, elected to the City Council, where he labored until 1882, Mr.. During this 8-year period of Petunnikov preparing and developed material for water and sanitation, as well as the best tiles in the city. After leaving public life, to which was, however, is intended for the second (in 1886 and 1888) for the management of plumbing department, he again took up botany, and began to study the flora of the Moscow province. The result of these studies, there appeared in 1890. illustrated guide to identify plants, vegetation Moscow Province, and later - "A Critical Review of the flora of the Moscow" (in "Botanical Notes, St Petersburg University, 1896).