Manual of Botany Comprising Vegetable Anatomy and Physiology, or the Structure and Functions of Plants: With Remarks on Classification (Classic Reprint) by William Macgillivray (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Manual of Botany Comprising Vegetable Anatomy and Physiology, or the Structure and Functions of Plants: With Remarks on Classification It has appeared to the author of this Manual, that although many excellent treatises on the Structure, Functions, Distribution, and Classification of Plants, have been published in this country, and have contributed to extend among us the kwledge of those most interesting subjects, ne of them is precisely fitted for the purpose of affording a concise and yet comprehensive view of the vegetable kingdom, such as might be useful to persons desirous of obtaining correct information at as little expense of time and labour as possible. The writings of Dr. Withering, Sir James E. Smith, Sir William Jackson Hooker, Professor Henslow, Professor Lindley, Dr. Greville, and other eminent botanists among ourselves, and of the many illustrious cultivators of botanical science in France, Germany, Switzerland, and North America, afford abundant materials for a treatise of the kind required. A practical acquaintance with the subject derived from continued observation, experience obtained by teaching it for several years, and an enthusiastic devotion to the study of natural history in general, together with a taste for methodical arrangement, might enable one to select the most important facts, and to present them in a perspicuous point of view, so as to supply the student with a useful Introduction to the study of Botany. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.