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The Romance of Plant Life

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Romance needs not always indicate a love story. In the series "The Library of Romance", authors look at the romantic side of science. The different books cover all different disciplines, including chemistry, astronomy, engineering, and, as in this case, biology.
In this volume, G.F. Scott Elliot walks us through the romantic side of plant life. How do plants move towards the light, what are the dangers to little saplings, how can parts of plants be used for medicine, and why are some of them delicious and others poisonous? Listen to this book to find out. - Summary by Carolin (11 hr 55 min)

Chapters

Chapter I - The Activity of Vegetables

28:58

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter II - On Savages, Doctors, and Plants

24:13

Read by Eva Staes

Chapter III - A Tree's Perilous Life

32:00

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter IV - On Forests

29:03

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter V - Flowers

25:35

Read by Colleen McMahon

Chapter VI - On Underground Life

25:59

Read by Colleen McMahon

Chapter VII - High Mountains, Arctic Snows

22:58

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter VIII - Scrub

29:28

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter XI - On Tea, Coffee, Chocolate, and Tobacco

21:18

Read by BettyB

Chapter X - On Deserts

27:49

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter XI - The Story of the Fields

30:37

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter XII - On Plants which Add to Continents

19:18

Read by Kristine Bekere

Chapter XIII - Rocks, Stones, and Scenery

22:06

Read by Eva Staes

Chapter XIV - On Vegetable Demons

23:53

Read by Colleen McMahon

Chapter XV - On Nettles, Sensitive Plants, etc.

18:36

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter XVI - On Flowers of the Water

26:53

Read by Tom Geller

Chapter XVII - On Grasslands

22:41

Read by shibe

Chapter XVIII - Poisons

26:32

Read by Eva Staes

Chapter XIX - On Fruits

23:36

Read by Eva Staes

Chapter XX - Wandering Fruits and Seeds

26:34

Read by Colleen McMahon

Chapter XXI - Story of the Crops

26:54

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter XXII - Plants and Ants

21:35

Read by Deon Gines

Chapter XXIII - The Peril of Insects

24:59

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter XXIV - Rubber, Hemp and Opium

26:41

Read by Linda Johnson

Chapter XXV - On Climbing Plants

23:15

Read by Colleen McMahon

Chapter XXVI - Plants which Prey on Plants

23:03

Read by Eva Staes

Chapter XXVII - Plants Attacking Animals

21:58

Read by Devorah Allen

Chapter XXVIII - Mosses and Moors

17:48

Read by Devorah Allen

Chapter XXIX - Names and Superstitions

21:39

Read by Colleen McMahon