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The Green Plant and its Messages to Mankind

    Naturevolume 134pages688690 (1934) | Download Citation



    TN this clanging world of constant change, one thing stands fast: the green plant, the greatest wonder of the world, the engineer of life. Some of its messages it sends direct to us by its own special messengers, for example, the vitamins; others it leaves scientific interpreters to convey. The green plant is the source of the paper upon which the latter messages are written, and when the paper perishes, the plant gathers up the fragments and welds them again into leaf and flower and fibre. It is also the source of coal, of wood, of dyes, spices, fabrics and wine.

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