The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth by Edward O. Wilson

By Edward O. Wilson

Known as “one of the best males alive” by means of The Times of London, E. O. Wilson proposes an old partnership among scientists and spiritual leaders to maintain Earth’s swiftly vanishing biodiversity.

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The Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth

Known as “one of the best males alive” via the days of London, E. O. Wilson proposes an ancient partnership among scientists and non secular leaders to maintain Earth’s speedily vanishing biodiversity.

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Anemone hortensis Garden Anemone Ranunculaceae 42 but has the disadvantage of affording harbourage in the inequalities of its surface to a minute insect, Atropos pulsatoria, which causes havoc in damp specimens, and which, even if noticed, cannot be dislodged without difficulty. The majority of plant specimens are most suitably fastened to paper by a mixture of equal parts of gum tragacanth and gum arabic made into a thick paste with water. I. Hyacinthus orientalis Common Hyacinth Liliaceae II.

Geranium pratense Meadow Crane’s-Bill Geraniaceae III. Geranium pratense White-flowered Meadow Crane’s-Bill Geraniaceae 36 Australia, under Baron Müller, is of large proportions, and that of the Botanical Garden of Calcutta is noteworthy as the repository of numerous specimens described by writers on Indian botany. I. Ranunculus aconitifolius Aconite-leafed Ranunculus Ranunculaceae II. Trollius europaeus Globe-flower Ranunculaceae III. Ranunculus bulbosus Double-flowered Bulbous Buttercup Ranunculaceae 38 Specimens of flowering plants and vascular cryptograms are generally mounted on sheets of stout smooth paper, of uniform quality; the size adopted at Kew is 43 cm long by 28 cm wide, that of the British Museum is slightly larger.

The largest collection ever made by a single individual (exceeding 40,000 specimens), that of Professor Griesbach, I. Lathraea squamaria Common Toothwort Orobanchaceae II. Erythronium dens-canis White-flowered Dog’s Tooth Violet Liliaceae IV. Pulmonaria officinalis Lungwort Boraginaceae V. Primula vulgaris Mauve-flowered Common Primrose III. Erythronium dens-canis Primulaceae Mauve-flowered Dog’s Tooth Violet Liliaceae 30 was bequeathed to the University of Göttingen. At the herbarium in Brussels are the specimens traveller Karl obtained Friedrich by Philipp the von Martius, the majority of which formed the groundwork of his Flora Brasiliensis.

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