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The Foundations of the Origin of
CAMBRIDGE Darwin and Modern Science. Es- Agriculture in the Tropics. An
says in commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Charles elementary treatise by J. C. WILLIS, M.A., Sc.D., Director of the Darwin and of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of “The Royal Botanic Gardens, Ceylon : Organising Vice-President Ceylon Origin of Species." Edited by A. C. SÉWARD, Professor of Botany Agricultural Society ; Editor of “The Tropical Agriculturist." in the University of Cambridge.
There being no general work on tropical agriculture other A symposium of twenty eight essays by English and
than those dealing with the technical side of the subject, foreign experts-every name being that of a recognised authority in that subject with which he deals. It is no
the author has endeavoured to supply this want in the Royal 8vo exaggeration to speak of this work as monumental
present work and to place before the public something of
ibe underlying political and theoretical aspect of the with for the future historian of science it must for all time serve
Demy 8vo question, setting forth what such agriculture really is, the 2 portraits as a landmark indicating the present stage of development
32 Illustra- conditions under which it is carried on, its successes and and 3 plates of scientific doctrine in every department of human thought tions disasters and their causes, the great revolution that is being 18s net where science holds sway, and where the great principle of
7s 6d net effected by western influences, and other general principles evolution has, under Darwin's influence, served as a guide
underlying the whole subject. He considers it of great in the interpretation of organic and inorganic nature.'
importance, in view of the fact that the cooler countries -Nature
will come to depend more and more upon the warmer zones, that the peoples of the north should understand the
general position with regard to agriculture in the tropics. Species. Two Essays Written in 1842 and 1844 by CHARLES DARWIN. Edited by his son, FRANCIS DARWIN, Honorary Fellow of Christ's College.
, The first of the two essays here printed under the title
Sc.D., F.R.S. Vol. V, FORM AND HABIT, with an appendix on
The four volumes previously published deal with Buds
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laboratory. For teachers of advanced botany it will prove portrait of Charles Darwin taken in 1854, and a facsimile
a most excellent help."-Field of a paragraph in the manuscript of 1842
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