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LOOT, Gerard van (lote), Dutch naturalist, born in Muyden in 1705; died in Breda in 1761. He obtained employment in the Indian company, and resided most of his life in Java and Dutch Guiana, retiring in 1753 and settling in Breda. He published "Auweisung wie man die Breite und Lange der Flusse aus gemeinen Landkarten erforschen keinne" (2 vols., Breda, 1754) ; "Guiana geognostisch and geologisch dargestellt" (1755) ; "Grundlehren der Anatomic und Physiologic der amerikanischen Pflanzen" (1757) ; " Naturen Bloeme" (1757); "Historia generalis plantarum guianarum in quae familiae per tabulas disponuntur" (2 vols., 1758); "Die Naturgeschichte yon Amerika" (1760) ; "Handbuch for den Kaufmann in Guiana" (1760); and several other works.
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