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The Life of Plants

Second Edition

With a new Preface by Karl J. Niklas
E. J. H. Corner’s perennial favorite The Life of Plants, copiously stocked with now-classic botanical illustrations, is one of the most fascinating and original introductions to the world of plants ever produced—from the botanist to the amateur, no reader will finish this book without gaining a much richer understanding of plants, their history, and their relationship with the environments around them.

376 pages | 316p., 41 plates | 6 x 9 | © 1964, 2002

Biological Sciences: Botany, Natural History


Table of Contents

Foreword by Karl J. Niklas
1. The Ocean
2. Life-Cycles
3. The Breaking Wave
4. Making Vegetation
5. Living Seaweeds
6. Reproduction and Wastage
7. The Land Plant
8. Tree-Making
9. The Upward Struggle
10. The Seed
11. The Flowering Tree
12. The Fruiting Tree
13. The Fungus
14. Fungus Progress
15. Beyond the Forest
Chapter References
Selected Bibliography

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