Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Hooker, J. D. to Darwin, C. R. on 14 Dec 1866

'Hooker, J. D.'

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Scarlet seed is Adenanthera pavonina. Hooker's suggestion on how disseminated. On Herbert Spencer, 'all oil no bone – a thinking pump', but his paper on sap and wood Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 25 (1866): 405–30 is good science. His refusal to bring a specimen for analysis when confronted by Hooker. Bentham and Martin disagreement. Speculations on New Zealand flora. Albert Günther's paper on fishes on each side of Isthmus of Panama Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1866): 600–4. On the quantity (bulk and weight) of organic life matter.


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