There are many Burbank productions which may be rated as much more important to the world than those treated in this volume; but these have been selected because they reflect, better than others, the various ways in which his methods have been combined to produce final, fixed results; thus serving to give the reader a complete exposition of working detail in the smallest possible space.
In this volume, then, we have Mr. Burbank's own fascinating story, for the first time told, of the exact steps which he took in producing a number of widely different plant transformations; together with many of this own observations on life plant, animal and human from which we gain a new insight into the relation between his viewpoint and those of other workers in the same and parallel lines.
|Publisher:||University Press of the Pacific|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)|
Table of Contents
|I||The Shasta Daisy: --How a Troublesome Weed Was Remade Into a Beautiful Flower||7|
|II||The White Blackberry: --How a Color Transformation Was Brought About||39|
|III||The Scented Calla: --How Fragrance Was Instilled in a Scentless Flower||73|
|IV||The Stoneless Plum: --An Experiment in Teaching a Plant Economy||103|
|V||The Royal Walnut: --Speeding the Growth of a Leisurely Tree||137|
|VI||The Winter Rhubarb: --Making a Crop for a High Priced Market||169|
|VII||The Burbank Cherry: --The Explanation of a Double Improvement||201|
|VIII||The Sugar Prune: --How a Tree Was Changed to Fit the Weather||235|
|IX||Some Interesting Failures: --The Petunia With the Tobacco Habit--and Others||271|
|List of Direct Color Photograph Prints||305|