THE first two volumes of the above work have been previously noticed in these columns. The present volume, which deals with flowers, is, like the others, divided into two parts. Part i. deals with the flower in general. The author has been very successful in his treatment of this vast subject; he has brought together and arranged his facts in such a clear and simple manner that the beginner should have no difficulty in gaining a very comprehensive knowledge concerning the different kinds of inflorescences, the structure and development of flowers, as well as the meaning of their various forms and modifications. So far as possible technical terms have been carefully avoided, but at the same time it is quite impossible to treat a subject like this without using one or two terms which have a special meaning of their own which cannot be readily put into every-day language. Wherever such expressions are used their meaning is always carefully explained, and at the end of the book a useful glossary is given which will remove all mystery concerning these terms should any such exist.


    By H. Marshall Ward. Vol. iii. Flowers and Inflorescences. Pp. xii + 402. (Cambridge: The University Press, 1905.) Price 4s. 6d. net.

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    Trees . Nature 72, 482 (1905).

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