Darwin's Most Wonderful Plants

Darwin's Botany Today

180856
Ken Thompson

Description

Most of us think of Darwin at work on The Beagle, taking inspiration for his theory of evolution from his travels in the Galapagos. But Darwin published his Origin of Species nearly 30 years after his voyages and most of his labours in that time were focused on experimenting with and observing plants at his house in Kent. He was particularly interested in carnivorous and climbing plants, and in pollination and the evolution of flowers.

Ken Thompson sees Darwin as a brilliant and revolutionary botanist, whose observations and theories were far ahead of his time – and are often only now being confirmed and extended by high-tech modern research.

This book re-establishes Darwin as a pioneering botanist, whose close observations of plants were crucial to his theories of evolution.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    256
  • Dimensions
    200 x 130 mm
  • ISBN
    9781788160285
  • Code
    180856
  • Status
    Currently out of stock – due in about 10 days
Our Price
$24.99