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An orchard invisible : a natural history of seeds

Silvertown, Jonathan W Save to your list

Publication Details Cite/Export

  • Creator Jonathan Silvertown ; with illustrations by Amy Whitesides
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2009.
  • Physical Details
    • 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • ISBNs 9780226757735, 0226757730
  • OCLC ocn262429482

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-209) and index.

Contents

  • An orchard invisible: seeds -- First forms minute: evolution -- Even beans do it: sex -- Before the seed: pollination -- According to their own kinds: inheritance -- O rose, thou art sick! Enemies -- The biggest coconut I ever see: size -- Ten thousand acorns: number -- Luscious clusters of the vine: fruit -- Winged seeds: dispersal -- Circumstance unknown: fate -- Fierce energy: germination -- Sorrow's mysteries: poisons -- Ah, sun-flower! Oil -- John Barleycorn: beer -- Realm of illusion: coffee -- Nourishment & inspiration: gastronomy

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