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The Power of Movement in Plants
Written in collaboration with his son Francis, a notable botanist, this 1880 book builds on Darwin's earlier investigations into climbing plants, orchids, insectivorous plants, flower variety, and the processes of fertilisation. This detailed study of many species from seed to mature plant further develops Darwin's work on adaptation and evolution, with the aim of collatin ...more
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Published January 1st 2010 by MobileReference
(first published 1880)
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Shellac. Lamp blacking. Olive oil. Pins (various). Glass fibers. Darwin's classic examination of plant movements (or "circumnutation") in response to such stimuli as light, gravity, temperature, and moisture, also offers a nostalgic look back at the nineteenth-century beginnings of modern plant science. Darwin's findings challenged the traditional distinction between plants and animals, a distinction that had more or less endured since Aristotle authored it. Darwin compares cotyledons arching in ...more
Mar 17, 2016 Daniel Duarte rated it really liked it · review of another edition
These are classic experiments about phototropism. A fascinating view of a scientific mind at work. Elegant reasoning, curiosity and creativity. The next big advance in the field came almost a century after, with molecular biology and genetics.
Lots of raw data that demonstrates Darwin ' s meticulous nature. The summaries of the data are the more interesting and readable parts of the book. The descriptions of his experimental methods are also very interesting.
Charles Robert Darwin was an English naturalist, eminent as a collector and geologist, who proposed and provided scientific evidence that all species of life have evolved over time from common ancestors through the process he called natural selection. The fact that evolution occurs became accepted by the scientific community and the general public in his lifetime, while his theory of natural selec ...moreMore about Charles Darwin...