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Simon G. Gilroy - Professor of Biology, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The power of movement in plants

Author: Charles Darwin

Book Description:

Although he is widely recognized for his treatise on evolution, Darwin's book on plant growth and development is also true classic. It highlights how combining careful observation with some clear thinking and a little inspired guesswork can lead to some remarkable insights into how biology works. We have been playing catch up for the last century in trying to explain his findings, and I suspect we will be revisiting the phenomena he describes in this book for many, many years to come.


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