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The aliveness of plants : the Darwins at the dawn of plant science

Author: P G Ayres
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Darwin family was instrumental in the history of botany. Their experiences illustrate the growing specialization and professionalization of science in the nineteenth century. The author shows how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P G Ayres
ISBN: 9781315652788 1315652781 9781317314097 1317314093 9781317314103 1317314107
OCLC Number: 1082212556
Notes: Originally published 2008 by Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Limited.
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2008
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 227 pages)
Contents: 1. Green threads across the ages : a brief perspective on the Darwins' botany --
2. The fortunes of the Darwins --
3. The misfortunes of botany --
4. Erasmus Darwin's vision of the future : phytologia --
5. Charles Darwin's evolutionary period --
6. Charles Darwin's physiological period --
7. Charles Darwin, Francis Darwin and differences with von Sachs --
8. Francis Darwin, Cambridge and plant physiology --
9. Francis Darwin, family and his father's memory --
10. Fortune's favourites? --
11. Where did the green threads lead? The botanical legacy.
Responsibility: by Peter Ayres.

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'This is the perfect book for every botanist to read and digest ... in fact it should be required reading for all biologists.' -- Marshall D Sundberg Plant Science Bulletin 'Ayres has a fine Read more...

 
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