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Faith in a Seed: The Dispersion Of Seeds And Other Late Natural History Writings
by Henry D Thoreau
Binding: Paperback, 301 pages
Publisher: Island Press
Weight: 1 pound
Dimension: H: 0.8 x L: 8.8 x W: 6.6 inches
ISBN 10: 1559631821
ISBN 13: 9781559631822
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Faith in a Seed contains the hitherto unpublished work The Dispersion of Seeds, one of Henry D. Thoreau's last important research and writing projects, and now his first new book to appear in 125 years.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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