# 37316

DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

Insectivorous plants.

$660.00 AUD

London : John Murray, 1893. Second edition, revised by Francis Darwin, sixth thousand. Octavo, publisher’s blind blocked dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, pp. xiv, 377; [1], lithographed illustrations in the text; some foxing to outer leaves, a very fine copy.

First published on July 2 1875, the second edition published in 1888.

This work was Darwin’’s study on carnivorous plants, specifically observing the conditions in which they lived. Most importantly, he found that insect-eating plants only reacted to the movements of animals, and not the touch of a researcher. Darwin also discovered that they utilise sticky substances or hinged mouth-like leaves to catch their prey.

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