Faith in A Seed : the Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings

Faith in A Seed : the Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings

Book - 1993
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Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, published here for the first time, draws on Darwin's theory of natural selection to describe plant ecology.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press/Shearwater Books, [1993]
Copyright Date: ©1993
ISBN: 9781559631815
1559631813
Branch Call Number: 818 THORE
Characteristics: xviii, 283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Dean, Bradley P.
Notes: Includes index

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Sep 30, 2017

A rather detailed, clearly written, interest encouraging, sympathy and curiosity driven book - a delight to read. Sometimes I was a little exasperated with length and the detail, such as that of the part about pines and oaks near the end, and also because he made so many references to so many species of trees that I am nearly totally ignorant about (I know what a maple looks like, but not their varieties; I know a birch, white pine (but not the varieties of pines and spruces), and that's about it). Nonetheless, it encouraged me to clear away my ignorance and plant the seeds of knowledge.

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