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Plant Life in Alpine Switzerland, being an Account in Simple Language of the Natural History of Alpine Plants

Nature volume 85, page 404 (26 January 1911) | Download Citation



IT is exceedingly true, as the author remarks, that a large number of visitors to Switzerland are aroused to great enthusiasm by the masses, brilliant colouring, and variety of the Alpine flowers. Whether their enthusiasm is sufficiently deep to induce biological inquiry and observation in many cases is doubtful, but the author is likely to be quite content if only a small proportion is led to take an intelligent interest in the information which he has set out with evident care and admirable clearness. Also, it may be expected that not a few botanists will be glad to avail themselves of the author's introduction to Schroeter's, Christ's, and Bonnier's studies.

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