The aliveness of plants : the Darwins at the dawn of plant science / by Peter Ayres.

Author
Ayres, P. G. (Peter G.) [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, c2008.
Description
xiii, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-220) and index.
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • 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, Frances 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
  • Notes
  • Works cited
  • Index.
ISBN
  • 9781851969708 (hbk.)
  • 1851969705 (hbk.)
OCLC
191754392
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