Author:GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON, MILLER, GORDON L., MILLER, GORDON L

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Metamorphosis of Plants, The

By: GOETHE, JOHANN WOLFGANG VON, MILLER, GORDON L., MILLER, GORDON L.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: United States, MIT Press Ltd: 2009

Seller ID: 10070

ISBN: 0262013096


60 colour photos, 3 colour illustrations, 21 black & white illustrations, The Metamorphosis of Plants, published in 1790, was Goethe's first major attempt to describe what he called in a letter to a friend "the truth about the how of the organism." Inspired by the diversity of flora he found on a journey to Italy, Goethe sought a unity of form in diverse structures. He came to see in the leaf the germ of a plant's metamorphosis--"the true Proteus who ca... View more info