Flowering Earth

Flowering Earth

4.4 (5 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

First published in 1939 and long out of print, this beautifully imaginative book is a classic of nature writing. Tracing the evolution of plant life from the appearance of the earliest micro-organisms to the rise of the modern floras, the book is part natural history, part biography, and part philosophical reflection.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 140.2 x 203.5 x 19.8mm | 368.26g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253206626
  • 9780253206626
  • 2,000,487

Table of contents

Foreword I. On Striking Your Roots II. On Branching Out III. Chlorophyll: the Sun Trap IV. What a Plant Is V. Protoplasm--the Body of Life VI. The Seeds of Life VII. The First Algas VIII. The Seaweeds IX. The Fern Forests X. Diatoms-Grass of the Sea XI. Conifers and Cycads XII. The Rise of the Modern Floras XIII. A Transplanting XIV. A Garden Alliance XV. The Moment of Flowering XVI. The Sleep of the Seed XVII. Growth XVIII. The Web of Life Afterword Indexshow more

Rating details

5 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 60% (3)
4 20% (1)
3 20% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X