The Plant World; Its Romances And Realities

Paperback | May 5, 2014

byFrank Vincent

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... one man told another of the plants he had taken from the woods, and he repeated it to others. Still other men learned by experiment how to cultivate the soil and explained this to others who wished to learn, and thus in time there grew up the art of agriculture, or field-culture. A great many facts were collected and handed down from father to son, and at last these facts were written out and put in books. So we find the art of caring for plants is one of the oldest arts in the world. Men also began to study plants as living things, without regard to their being useful or not, and there grew up the science of botany. This science has given names to plants, has classified them, or arranged them into groups and families, and has gathered a great many facts as to how plants live and grow. Botany includes the study of all plants, both wild and useful plants. It is a delightful and most interesting science, and will repay years of study. Charles Barnard, " Talks about our Useful Plants." SUBTEKKANEAtf VEGETATION. 1. Of all the phenomena which attract the naturalist's attention, as he wanders over the surface of the earth, there is none which makes a deeper impression on his mind than the omnipresence of life. On the snow-clad cone of Chimborazo, eighteen thousand feet above the level of the sea, Humboldt found butterflies and other winged insects, while high over his head the condor was soaring in solitary majesty. At the still greater elevation of 18,460 feet, at the Doonkiah Pass in the Himalaya Mountains, Dr. Hooker plucked flowering plants, and saw large flocks of wild geese winging their flight above Kanchinjinga (28,100 feet) toward the unknown regions of central Asia. Thus man meets with life as far as he is able to ascend, or as far...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... one man told another of the plants he had taken from the woods, and he repeated it to others. Still other men ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021791988X

ISBN - 13:9780217919883

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