The Way of a Plant in Field and Garden

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MR. GARETH BROWNING, author of several works of popular natural history, has written another little book which seeks to explain the functions of the flowering plant in such a way that it will be scientifically correct and also intelligible to the general reader. From both points of view he has achieved his object, and his book will be of value to the non-specialist interested in agriculture, horticulture or the natural history of plants. Whether the book will appeal to them sufficiently to make them want to buy it is another matter. Authors of successful books on popular subjects to-day realize the value of visual appeal and, generally speaking, have set a high standard in the range and quality of the paintings, photographs and diagrams of the illustrations to their books. The seven coloured photographs and thirteen line-drawings in "The Way of a Plant" are not enough, neither are they of a high standard.

The Way of a Plant in Field and Garden

By Gareth H. Browning. Pp. x+141+7 plates. (London: Rockliff Publishing Corporation, Ltd., 1949.) 8s. 6d. net.

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H., T. The Way of a Plant in Field and Garden. Nature 163, 822 (1949) doi:10.1038/163822d0

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