Darwin-Hooker Letters : Letter from Darwin, C. R. to Hooker, J. D. on 6 Aug 1881

Darwin, C. R.

Darwin-Hooker Letters

Responds to Hooker's outline history of plant geography. Considers Humboldt the "greatest scientific traveller who ever lived". Discusses the origin and rapid radiation of angiosperms in Cretaceous period. Comments on importance of work of Alphonse de Candolle, Saporta, Axel Blytt.

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