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The Little Things of Nature Considered Especially in Relation to the Divine Benevolence (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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The Little Things of Nature Considered Especially in Relation to the Divine Benevolence (Paperback): Leopold H[artley] Grindon

The Little Things of Nature Considered Especially in Relation to the Divine Benevolence (Paperback)

Leopold H[artley] Grindon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1865 Excerpt: ... the inner portion is the "corolla," literally the "little crown," so called from the poetical, and therefore good and true idea which regards it as marking the day when the plant is in the enjoyment of its highest honour and glory, --upon which it is "crowned," as it were, and thus in the condition of king or queen when lifted to the highest pinnacle of royal dignity by having the golden diadem placed upon the brow. Let us look yet a little more attentively, and we discern that this pretty flower-crown, this "corolla," is in some flowers composed of many distinct pieces or leaves, while in others it appears to consist of only one piece, wrought into the form of a little vase. Whether few or many, the component pieces of the corolla are called the "petals," which name, when we would speak correctly of them, we should always make use of, since the word "leaves" applies properly only to the green foliage of a plant. "Ross-leaves," often used for scent-pots, are properly "rosepetals." Now the sleep of a flower consists mainly in the changes of the positions of these "petals." The calyx or chalice which encircles them, and which covered them up while the flower was only a bud, undergoes no change at night, or never more than a very slight and scarcely appreciable one: the movement is confined almost entirely to the coloured portion within. And now we come to one of the most captivating chapters in the history. As there are scores of different shapes of corollas, so are there scores of different modes of closing, every different one determined by the peculiar configuration of the corolla. This is no more than we might expect from the analogies of nature, which is everywhere brimful of echoes, giving us utterances over and over again of simple and elegant ideas, th...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Leopold H[artley] Grindon
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-9290-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4588-9290-5
Barcode: 9781458892904

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