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Conversations on Vegetable Physiology

Conversations on Vegetable Physiology
Comprehending the Elements of Botany, with their Application to Agriculture
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

  • Date Published: November 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108067478

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  • Jane Haldimand Marcet (1769–1858) wrote across a range of topics, from natural philosophy to political economy. Her educational books were especially intended for female students, to combat the prevalent idea that science and economics were unsuitable for women, but they found broader popularity: Michael Faraday, as a young bookbinder's apprentice, credited Marcet with introducing him to electrochemistry. This two-volume work, first published in 1829, is a beginner's guide to botany. Since the chief aim was accessibility, Marcet does not dwell on the often burdensome process of plant classification, but focuses on plant forms and botany's practical applications. She presents the facts in the form of simple conversations between two students and their teacher. Based on the lectures of the Swiss botanist Candolle, Volume 1 introduces roots, leaves, sap, and the effects of different soil and air. Volume 2 considers agriculture and plant diseases, the cultivation of trees and culinary vegetables, and the effects of humans on flora.

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    • Date Published: November 2013
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108067478
    • length: 642 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 142 x 41 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 4 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. On roots
    3. On stems
    4. On leaves
    5. On sap
    6. On cambium, and the peculiar juices of plants
    7. On the action of light and heat on plants
    8. On the naturalisation of plants
    9. On the action of the atmosphere on plants
    10. On the action of water on plants
    11. On the artificial modes of watering plants
    12. On the action of soil on plants
    13. The action of soil on plants continued
    14. The action of soil on plants continued. Volume 2:
    15. On the multiplication of plants by subdivision
    16. On grafting
    17. On the multiplication of plants by seed
    18. On compound flowers
    19. In fruit
    20. On the seed
    21. On the classification of plants
    22. On artificial systems of classification of plants
    23. On the natural systems of classification
    24. On botanical geography
    25. On the influence of culture on vegetation
    26. On the degeneration and the diseases of plants
    27. The diseases of plants continued
    28. On the cultivation of trees
    29. On the cultivation of plants which produce fermented liquors
    30. On the cultivation of grasses, tuberous roots, and grain
    31. On oleaginous plants and culinary vegetables.

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    Jane Haldimand Marcet

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