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Excerpt from Foundations of BotanyThis book is written upon the same plan as the authors of Elements of Botany. A few chapters stand here but little altered from the former work, but most of them have been rewritten and considerably enlarged, andMoreExcerpt from Foundations of BotanyThis book is written upon the same plan as the authors of Elements of Botany. A few chapters stand here but little altered from the former work, but most of them have been rewritten and considerably enlarged, and many new ones have been added. The principal changes in the book as a whole are these:1. Most of the discussion of ecological topics is put by itself, in Part II.2. The amount of laboratory work on the anatomy and physiology of seed-plants is considerably increased and additional experiments are introduced.3. The treatment of spore-plants is greatly extended, so as to include laboratory work on the most important groups.4. The meagre Flora which accompanied the earlier book has been replaced by one which contains fairly full descriptions of nearly seven hundred species of plants. Most of these are wild, but a considerable number of cultivated species have been included, mainly for the convenience of schools in large cities.Ample material is offered for a years course, four or five periods per week. The author is well aware that most schools devote but half a year to botany, but the tendency sets strongly toward allowing more time for this subject. Even in schools where the minimum time allowance is devoted to botany, there is a distinct advantage in being provided with a book which allows the teacher considerable option as regards the kind and amount of work which he shall offer to his classes.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.