Plant Form and Function


    STUDENTS and teachers of botany have in the past made good use of the two text-books by the joint authors: “An Introduction to the Study of Plants” and “An Introduction to the Structure and Reproduction of Plants”. In the volume now under review the authors have, in response to many requests, united the subject-matter of both books into a single volume. This has been done successfully by dove-tailing the chapters of the two earlier books very ingeniously, so that the new volume forms a very harmonious whole, and its composite nature can only be ascertained by a careful comparison of the text with that of the component parts. The authors may therefore be congratulated on a clever piece of synthesis. The new volume will be appreciated even more than the two earlier text-books, for it gives a more complete as well as a consecutive account of the elementary features of botany and thus facilitates the study of the subject.

    Plant Form and Function

    By Prof. F. E. Fritsch Prof. E. J. Salisbury. Pp. viii + 668. (London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd., 1938.) 17s. 6d. net.

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    Plant Form and Function. Nature 142, 316 (1938).

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