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The Principles of Descriptive and Physiological Botany

Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

By: John Stevens Henslow

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 2009 | #188831 | ISBN-13: 9781108001861
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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

Henslow's importance as Darwin's mentor is well established. He recommended Darwin for the post of naturalist on the Beagle and also encouraged him to read Lyell's pivotal geology text. Henslow's book, like his meticulous research papers and his innovative lectures, included focussed investigations on the nature and stability of species. This reissue gives modern readers easy access to the work of this inspirational scientist.


Introduction; Part I. Descriptive botany; Section I. Organography and glossology; 1. Elementary organs and tissues; 2. Nutritive organs; 3. Nutritive organs (continued); 4. Reproductive organs; 5. Reproductive organs (continued); 6. Morphology; Section II. Taxonomy and phytography; 7. Taxonomy and phytography; Part II. Physiological botany; 1. Vital properties and stimulants; 2. Function of nutrition - periods 1, 2, 3, 4; 3. Function of nutrition-continued-Periods 5, 6; 4. Function of nutrition - continued - Period 7; 5. Function of reproduction - periods 1, 2, 3; 6. Function of reproduction - continued - periods 4, 5; 7. Epirrheology, botanical geography, fossil botany.

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