THE two smaller books by Prof, de Vries written in English have already put us in possession of a clear account of his theory of the origin of species by discontinuous variation. The publication of a translation (of which this is the first volume) of his larger “Die Muta-tionstheorie” will be valuable to students as containing the detailed arguments upon which it is based.
The Mutation Theory. Experiments and Observations on the Origin of Species in the Vegetable Kingdom.
Hugo de Vries, Professor of Botany at Amsterdam. Translated by Prof. J. B. Farmer and A. D. Darbishire. Vol. i., The Origin of Species by Mutation. Pp. xv+582. (London: Kegan Paul and Co., Ltd., 1910.) Price 18s. net.
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THISELTON-DYER, W. The Mutation Theory. Experiments and Observations on the Origin of Species in the Vegetable Kingdom . Nature 83, 302–305 (1910). https://doi.org/10.1038/083302a0