The Romance of Plant Life

The Romance of Plant Life

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Plants which move-Sensitive Plant-A tourist from Neptune-The World's and the British harvest-Working of green leaves-Power of sunshine-Work done by an acre of plants-Coltsfoot, dandelion, pansies, in sunshine and in cold-Woodsorrel and crocus-Foxglove-Leaves and light-Adventures of a carbon atom-The sap-Cabbages and oaks requiring water-Traveller's tree-The water in trees-An oasis in Greece-The associate life of its trees and flowers. WHEN we remember either the general appearance or the way in which a cabbage or a turnip appears to exist, it does not seem possible to call them active. It is difficult to imagine anything less lively than an ordinary vegetable. They seem to us the very model of dullness, stupidity, and slowness; they cannot move even from one field to the next; they are "fast rooted in the soil"; "they languidly adjust their vapid vegetable loves" like Tennyson's Oak.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 6.6mm | 358.34g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507881991
  • 9781507881996

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