Flowering Earth

Flowering Earth

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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

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