The Variation Of Animals And Plants Under Domestication Volume 2

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byCharles Darwin

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...compounds would have been little liable to change either in quality or quantity. The wood of the American Locust-tree (Ilobinia) when grown in England is nearly worthless, as is that of the Oak-tree when grown at the Cape of Good Hope." Hemp and flax, as I hear from Dr. Ealeoner, flourish and yield plenty of seed on the plains of India, but their fibres are brittle and useless. Hemp, on the other hand, fails to produce in England that resinous matter which is so largely used in India as an intoxicating drug. The fruit of the Melon is greatly influenced by slight differences in culture and climate. Hence it is generally a better plan, according to Naudin, to improve an old kind than to introduce a new one into any locality. The seed of the Persian Melon produces near Paris fruit inferior to the poorest market kinds, but at Bordeaux yields delicious fruit.13 Seed is annually brought from Thibet to Kashmir," and produces fruit weighing from four to ten pounds, but plants raised next year from seed saved in Kashmir give fruit weighing only from two to three pounds. It is well known that American varieties of the Applo produce in their native land magnificent and brightly-coloured fruit, but these in England are of poor quality and a dull colour. In Hungary there are many varieties of the kidney-bean, remarkable for the beauty of their seeds, but the Rev. M. J. Berkeley11 found that their beauty could hardly ever be preserved in England, and in some cases the colour was greatly changed. We have seen in the ninth chapter, with respect to wheat, what a remarkable effect trausportal from the north to the south of France, and conversely, produced on the weight of the grain. des Plantes,' 1860, pp. 10, '25. On 18ti'2, p. 1123. changes in the odours...

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...compounds would have been little liable to change either in quality or quantity. The wood of the American Locus...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217618251

ISBN - 13:9780217618250

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