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Faith in a Seed : the Dispersion of Seeds and Other Late Natural History Writings (96 Edition)

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Faith in a Seed contains the hitherto unpublished work The Dispersion of Seeds, one of Henry D. Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and now his first new book to appear in 125 years.

With the remarkable clarity and grace that characterize all of his writings, Thoreau describes the ecological succession of plant species through seed dispersal. The Dispersion of Seeds, which draws on Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection, refutes the then widely accepted theory that some plants spring spontaneously to life, independent of roots, cuttings, or seeds. As Thoreau wrote: "Though I do not believe a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders."

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This major literary event contains a hitherto unpublished work--The Dispersion of Seeds--one of Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and places him among the first American scientists to understand the significance of Darwin's theory of Natural Selection.

About the Author

Henry D. Thoreau's Faith in a Seed, was first published in hardcover in 1993 by Island Press under the Shearwater Books imprint, which unifies scientific views of nature with humanistic ones. This important work, the first publication of Thoreau's last manuscript, is now available in paperback. "Faith in a Seed" contains Thoreau's last important research and writing project, "The Dispersion of Seeds", and other unpublished late natural history writings.

Bradley P. Dean is a professor of English at East Carolina University and editor of the Thoreau Society Bulletin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781559631822
Editor:
Dean, Bradley P.
Author:
Rorer, Abigail
Author:
Richardson, Robert
Author:
Thoreau, Henry David
Author:
Nabhan, Gary Paul
Author:
Thoreau, Henry D.
Author:
Richardson, Robert D.
Author:
Dean, Bradley P.
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Seeds
Subject:
Natural history
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
301
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 in

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