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Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application

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Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926. Whitson, John; John, Robert; Williams, Henry Smith, 1863-1943, Editor
Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application
Volume I
Luther Burbank Press, 1914

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Contents

[Cover]

[Frontispiece] Luther Burbank at sixty-four

[Title page] Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application

[Contents] Volume I -- by chapters

Foreword, Burbank, Luther

[How the cactus got its spines -- and how it lost them -- a sidelight on the importance of environment], pp. [unnumbered]-[34]

Twenty-three potato seeds and what they taught -- a glimpse at the influence of heredity, pp. [35]-[65]

[No two living things exactly alike -- infinite ingenuity the price of variation], pp. [66]-[106]

The rivalry of plants to please us -- on the forward march of adaptation, pp. [107]-[139]

[Let us now produce a new pink daisy -- a practical lesson in harnessing heredity], pp. [140]-[175]

[Short-cuts into the centuries to come -- better plants secured by hurrying evolution], pp. [176]-[210]

How far can plant improvement go? -- the crossroads where fact and theory seem to part, pp. [211]-[244]

Some plants which are begging for immediate improvement -- a rough survey of the possibilities, pp. [245]-273

[Piecing the fragments of a motion picture film -- we stop to take a backward glance], pp. [273]-302 ff.

[Index] List of direct color photograph prints in volume I

[Cover]


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