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The Uses and Wonders of Plant-hairs

Nature volume 71, page 486 (23 March 1905) | Download Citation



THE nature and purpose of plant-hairs will have occurred to many teachers as a favourable subject for a course of nature-study. The presence or absence of hairs in allied plants, even in the same plant when growing under different conditions, their position and form, their mechanism and use, afford plenty of opportunity for consideration and deduction. The book offers a fair résumé of facts, but it is not obvious that the writer is recording personal observations, and the appendix of illustrations loses some of its value as no allusion is made to it in the text.

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