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Nature volume 127, pages 399400 (14 March 1931) | Download Citation



AN authoritative and comprehensive work on plant—dispersal-mainly, that is, the means by which fruits and seeds of flowering plants and spores of ferns, mosses, and other cryptogams are dispersed from the parent plant—has long been a desideratum. Such a work is now to hand, and we congratulate Mr. Ridley on the completion of his book, which embodies the results of his own observations over many years and of a digest of the very considerable and widely scattered literature of the subject.

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