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(1) Plant Life (2) Toadstools and Mushrooms of the Country-side (3) Wild Flower Preservation

Naturevolume 92pages397398 (1913) | Download Citation



(1) IN this welcome addition to the well-known “Home University Library,” Prof. Farmer has produced a work which, owing to its freshness of treatment of various problems of plant life, will be useful to students of botany, besides fulfilling admirably the object of the series of which it forms part—namely, the popularising of knowledge and the creation as well as the satisfaction of a desire among general readers for really authoritative and accurate, though simplified, treatises on various branches of knowledge, published at a popular price. The keynote of the book is the presentation of the main features of plant form from the viewpoint of function, and the author has touched upon various matters not usually discussed in works of this limited size, instead of simply going over ground already covered in numerous books of this scope.

(1) Plant Life.

By Prof. J. Bretland Farmer. Pp. viii + 255. (London: Williams and Norgate, n. d.) Price 1s. net.

(2) Toadstools and Mushrooms of the Country-side.

By Edward Step. Pp. xvi + 143 + 136 plates. (London: Hutchinson and Co., 1913.) Price 5s. net.

(3) Wild Flower Preservation.

By May Coley. Pp. 181 + 29 plates. (London: T. Fisher Unwin, n. d.) Price 3s. 6d. net.

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