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Enquiry Into Plants

Enquiry Into Plants - 16 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674990777

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ISBN10: 0674990773
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Edition/Copyright: 16
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: 1916
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Enquiry Into Plants - 16 edition

ISBN13: 978-0674990777

Theophrastus

ISBN13: 978-0674990777
ISBN10: 0674990773
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 16
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Published: 1916
International: No
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Preface Introduction Book I Of The Parts Of Plants And Their Composition Of Classification Introductory: How plants are to be classified; difficulty of defining what are the essential ' parts' of a plant, especially if plants are assumed to correspond to animals The essential parts of plants, and the materials of which they are made Definitions of the various classes into which plants may be divided Exact classification impracticable: other possible bases of classification Differences as to appearance and habitat Characteristic differences in the parts of plants, whether general, special, or seen in qualities and properties Differences as to qualities and properties Further special differences Differences in root Of trees (principally) and their characteristic special differences: as to knots As to habit As to shedding of leaves Differences in leaves Composition of the various parts of a plant Differences in seeds Differences in taste Differences in flowers Differences in fruits General differences (affecting the whole plant) Book II Of Propagation, Especially of Trees Of the ways in which trees and plants originate. Instances of degeneration from seed Effects of situation, climate, tendance Of spontaneous changes in the character of trees, and of certain marvels Of spontaneous and other changes in other plants Of methods of propagation, with notes on cultivation Of the propagation of the date-palm; of palms in general Further notes on the propagation of trees Of the cultivation of trees Of remedies for the shedding of the fruit: caprification Book III Of Wild Tubes Of the ways in which wild trees originate Of the differences between wild and cultivated trees Of mountain trees: of the differences found in wild trees Of the times of budding and fruiting of wild, as compared with cultivated, trees Of the seasons of budding Of the comparative rate of growth in trees, and of the length of their roots Of the effects of cutting

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