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The Physiology of Plants

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IT is significant of the progress which the science of botany has made in the last twelve years that the accepted text-book of Sachs, which was published in 1873 as a single volume of 850 pages, is now represented by three volumes with an aggregate of about 1900 pages. The anatomical treatment in the original text-book was condensed, and wanting in detail; it is now replaced by the comparative anatomy of De Bary. Book II. of the text-book, which dealt with special morphology, has been re-edited by Goebel as a separate work, a translation of which has recently appeared (see NATURE, vol. xxxv. p. 577). The physiological portion of the original text-book, entirely remodelled and re-written by its author, appeared in Germany in the form of the “Vorlesungen über Pflanzen-physiologie,” a translation of which is the book now under review. In producing this as the last of the series of three volumes above mentioned, the Clarendon Press has completed an undertaking which must earn the heartiest thanks of English students of botany.

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