DIFFERENT FORMS OF FLOWERS ON PLANTS OF THE SAME SPECIES
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(London: John Murray, 1892), A ESPECIALLY BRIGHT COPY OF THIS UNCOMMON DARWIN EDITION. During the many years that Darwin's theory of human evolution caused controversy among religious conservatives, scientists, humanists, and the general public, the author devoted much time to botany and mold biology. Although eclipsed by the concept of human evolution these are important scientific texts their own right. Though far less explosive then the idea of human's evolving from apes, these work still related to his theory of natural selection, with specific attention paid to the adaptations in plants that allow them to survive and thrive in differing and often difficult conditions. Darwin very much prided himself on his botanic discoveries, saying of the research in this volume, "no little discovery of mine ever gave me so much pleasure as the making out of the meaning of heterostyled flowers" Second edition, forth thousand With tables and illustrations in the text. 8vo, publisher's original green cloth, decorative borders in blind on the covers, the spine lettered and decorated with a small tool and ornate bands at the spine tips in gilt. xxiv, 352, 32 [ads] pp. An especially fine and bright copy, rarely seen in such nice condition due to the academic nature of the material, the cloth fresh and clean and bright with just trivial evidence of shelving or use.