Botany: A Junior Book for Schools

Botany: A Junior Book for Schools

by R. H. Yapp


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First published in 1927 as the third edition of a 1923 original, this popular book by Professor R. H. Yapp is a well-illustrated and easy-to-read introduction to botany. The text includes detailed botanical drawings and suggestions for simple practical experiments to be performed by the reader; as Yapp explains in his guide, 'this book is intended to help you find things out for yourself, not merely to tell you what other people have found out'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in botany or in the history of botanical education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107619548
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the second edition; Preface to the third edition; 1. The groundsel, the sycamore and the cock's-foot grass; 2. Flowers and fruits; 3. Seeds; 4. The germination of seeds; 5. The conditions necessary for germination; 6. The growth of plants; 7. Roots and their work; 8. The soil; 9. The transpiration of water; 10. How plants economize water; 11. How a green leaf makes food from the air; 12. Leaves; 13. How foliage leaves get light; 14. The ways in which a plant uses its food; 15. The movements of plants; 16. How plants obtain air; 17. Other ways of obtaining food; 18. The different forms of plants. I. Herbs; 19. The different forms of plants. II. Trees and shrubs; 20. How plants pass the winter. I. Trees and shrubs; 21. How plants pass the winter. II. Herbs; 22. The flower of the buttercup; 23. Other flowers; 24. Cross- and self-pollination; 25. Pollination continued. Inflorescences; 26. Fruits and the migration of plants; 27. Fruits and the migration of plants - continued; 28. The relationships of flowering plants; Appendix. The names of plants; Index.

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