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DESIGNED TO MAKE BOTANY SIMPLE, AND FIELD AND WOOD RAMBLES INSTRUCTIVE
BY JOHN THEODORE BARKER,
ONE OF THE CONTRIBUTORS OF FLOWERS TO "WILD FLOWERS AND THEIR TEACHINGS."
BINNS AND GOODWIN.
LONDON: WHITTAKER AND CO.
EDINBURGH: OLIVER AND BOYD.
THE object of this work is to assist the rambler in field and wood, in endeavouring to derive a higher order of pleasure than that which arises from merely general impressions of Floral Beauty. Directing his attention to the particular forms of vegetation, he may be attracted by the singularity or peculiar beauty of some wild flower, or his wondering inquiry may be excited by the very inconspicuousness of some common weed. What place does each occupy in the vast elaborately knitted tissue of living organisms? What is it?
He endeavours to ascertain the scientific name, indicating its genus and species. But, to accomplish this