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The Geography of Plants



    THE present volume is a continuation of the introduction to plant geography by the same author issued in 1913 as one of the series of the Oxford geographies designed by the late Prof, and Mrs. Herbertson. It may be regarded as an expansion of part iii. of the earlier work; the slight survey of the continents given there has served as the plan for the new book, which embodies a discussion of the conditions in which plants flourish, and their distribution in the great geographical divisions of the earth. The great continents are considered in successive chapters—Asia, North America, South America, Australia, Africa, and Europe—and each chapter gives a concise account of the physical features and climate, the bearing of these upon the extent and character of the vegetation, and their relation to the support and development of mankind. The book is profusely illustrated with maps and a well-selected number of photographic reproductions of aspects of vegetation. There is a geographical index, and also one of plant names, in which the scientific and popular names of the plants referred to are arranged under the different continents. The little volume should interest alike students of geography and botany, and botanists especially will welcome it as filling a gap in their series of text-books.

    The Geography of Plants.


    M. E.


    By. Pp. xii + 327. (Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1920.) Price 7s. 6d. net.

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