Travel & Geography / Adventure Exploration & Travel / The Natural History of Plants   two volumes by Anton Kerner.  F W Oliver Anton Kerner.  F W Oliver The Gresham Publishing Company, London: undated but believed circa 1903: two dark blue cloth volumes decorated with gilt and green to front and spine: lettered with gilt to front and and spine: each volume approximately 7 by 2.5 by 10 inches tall: volume 1, 777 pages plus publishers list: volume 2, 983 pages including index plus publishers  list: approximately 2000 original woodcut illustrations.  Synopsis: Straightforward and comprehensive description supported by black and white drawings and diagrams presented in an early 20th century two volume  publication described on the title page as  The Natural History of Plants, Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction and Distribution, from the German of the late Anton Kerner Von Marilaun by F. W. Oliver M A DSc with the assistance of Lady Busk B.Sc. and Mrs M. F. McDonald B.Sc. Contents: Volume 1: Biology and Configuration of Plants :-Introduction (The Study of Plants in Ancient and in Modern Times).  The Living Principle in Plants (Protoplasts, their movements, secretions, constructive activity and communication).  Absorption of Nutriment (Introduction.  Absorption of inorganic substances, organic matter from decaying plants and animals, nutriment by parasitic plants, and water.  Symbiosis.  Changes in the soil incident to the nutrition of plants).  Conduction of Food  (Mechanics of movement of raw food -sap.  Transpiration --   regulation , prevention of excesses, seasonal, Lianes.  Conduction of food- gases.).   Formation of Organic Matter from the Absorbed Inorganic Food.  (Chlorophyll and chlorophyll- granules, Green leaves,)  Metabolism and Transport of Materials (Organic compounds, substances in living plants, the conversion and distribution of materials).  Growth and Construction of Plants (Theory.  Growth and heat.  Ultimate structure.)  Plant Forms as Completed Structures (Unicellular plants, plant- bodies, leaf structure forms, stem structure forms, root forms).  Volume 2: The History of Plants :-The Genesis of Plant Offspring  (Asexual reproduction, reproduction by means of fruits.  Change in  reproductive methods.) The History of Species (Nature of species.  Alteration informer the species.  Origin of species.  Distribution of species.)  Classification of Plants (Phylum 1-Myxothallophyta. Phylum 2- Thallophyta. Phylum 3-Archegoniatae.Phylum 4-Phanerogamia, Flowering Plants.) Condition: Corners and spine ends bumped: preliminary pages of both volumes foxed: binding of volume 1  slightly skewed: volume 2 binding very firm: both volumes  clean and good.   PLEASE NOTE HEAVY VOLUMES. SHIPPING SURCHARGE WILL APPLY used books
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  • Book Title: The Natural History of Plants two volumes
  • Author: Anton Kerner. F W Oliver
  • ISBN: MW00165743265
  • Publisher: Gresham
  • Year Published: undated - early 20th Century
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