Chapters in Modern Botany Patrick Geddes

ISBN: 9781330297612

Published: September 27th 2015

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222 pages


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Chapters in Modern Botany  by  Patrick Geddes

Chapters in Modern Botany by Patrick Geddes
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 222 pages | ISBN: 9781330297612 | 4.50 Mb

Excerpt from Chapters in Modern BotanyThis little book makes no attempt to condense a survey of its science- even within the fields through which it passes it seeks only to be suggestive, not exhaustive- its chapters have actually grown out of theMoreExcerpt from Chapters in Modern BotanyThis little book makes no attempt to condense a survey of its science- even within the fields through which it passes it seeks only to be suggestive, not exhaustive- its chapters have actually grown out of the syllabus and notes of University Extension Lectures, with their necessary limitations.

In matter and form its appeal is to the general reader- yet, in method and spirit, to the student also, - in some measure even to the teacher. In botany, as in other studies, educational methods alter with the times. In the Linnean period the best botanist was he who knew the most plants, however little of each- while a later and still dominant school has founded upon Cuvier a type-system which makes him know much, - but of few.

Hence the student has come no longer to load his vasculum and memory in a single vacation, with all things from the cedar to the hyssop- but, seeing that cedar and hyssop have been selected as types by the highest authority, scrutinises these, and these only, for his term. Analysis is great, and the anatomist is its prophet- yet such Elementary Biology is but Necrology, its so-called life-histories being but histories of form.It is the misfortune of biology that Darwin was not a teacher.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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