Insectivorous Plants

Insectivorous Plants

by Charles Darwin
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Insectivorous Plants by Charles Darwin

The results of experiments on plants which showed evolutionary adaptation in their highly specialised methods of obtaining nutrients.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478123552
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/25/2012
Pages: 506
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS (12 February 1809 - 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.

Date of Birth:

February 12, 1809

Date of Death:

April 19, 1882

Place of Birth:

Shrewsbury, England

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

B.A. in Theology, Christ¿s College, Cambridge University, 1831

Table of Contents

1. Drosera rotundifolia, or the common sun-dew; 2. The movements of the tentacles from the contact of solid bodies; 3. Aggregation of the protoplasm within the cells of the tentacles; 4. The effects of heat on the leaves; 5. The effects of non-nitrogenous and nitrogenous organic fluids on the leaves; 6. The digestive power of the secretion of Drosera; 7. The effects of salts of ammonia; 8. The effects of various other salts, and acids, on the leaves; 9. The effects of certain alkaloid poisons, other substances and vapours; 10. On the sensitiveness of the leaves, and on the lines of transmission of the motor impulse; 11. Recapitulation of the chief observations on Drosera rotundifolia; 12. On the structure and movements of some other species of Drosera; 13. Dionaea muscipula; 14. Aldrovanda vesiculosa; 15. Drosophyllum, Roridula, Byblis, glandular hairs of other plants, concluding remarks on the Droseraceae; 16. Pinguicula; 17. Utricularia; 18. Utricularia (continued); Index.

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