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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