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Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926 / Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application
(1914)

Luther Burbank -- the sum of his work with plant life -- what it has meant to science and agriculture,   pp. [155]-[201] PDF (10.3 MB)


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LUTHER BURBANK-THE SUM OF
HIS WORK WITH PLANT LIFE
WHAT IT HAS MEANT TO SCIENCE AND
AGRICULTURE
E have seen that the first edition of
W        New Creations in Fruits and Flowers
was published in June, 1893. Perhaps
we can best give an idea of the impression created
by the work by quoting a few paragraphs from
the introduction to the supplementary brochure
that was published the following year. Although
this second work was issued independently, it
consisted in the main of a fuller account of some
of the plant developments referred to in the first
work, together with a large number of photo-
graphic illustrations. The two brochures, issued
respectively in 1893 and 1894, may be considered
as constituting the first official publication of the
main outlines of the work in plant development
which had begun in Massachusetts fully twenty-
five years earlier, and which had occupied Mr.
Burbank's attention unreservedly since 1885.
[VOLUME XII-CHAPTER IV]


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