In memoriam Betje Polak (1901–1980), pioneer of peat research in The Netherlands and in the Tropics
Acta botanica neerlandica , Volume 30 - Issue 5/6 p. 337- 343
Betje Polak was born on 11th September 1901, in Amsterdam, the daughter of a teacher. Her father, who for many years combined his job with that of caring for the Insectarium in the zoological garden “Artis”, instilled in her a love of nature at an early age. Thus it was at his express wish that Betje attended a primary school further away from home, because the teaching staff included E. Heimans who later became famous as a popularizer of natural history. In Amsterdam Betje also attended secondary school and afterwards studied biology at the Municipal University of Amsterdam where she obtained her degree in 1926.
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A.J. Havinga, & J. Muller. (1981). In memoriam Betje Polak (1901–1980), pioneer of peat research in The Netherlands and in the Tropics. Acta botanica neerlandica, 30(5/6), 337–343.
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