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On the formation of mould by Charles Darwin

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Published by s.n. in [London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Humus,
  • Earthworms,
  • Soils

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Charles Darwin.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 574-576.
Number of Pages576
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15090787M

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The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits (sometimes shortened to Worms) is an book by Charles Darwin on earthworms. It was his last scientific book, and was published shortly before his death (see Darwin from Insectivorous Plants to Worms).Exploring earthworm behaviour and ecology, it continued the theme common throughout his Author: Charles Darwin. "Worms have played a more important part in the history of the world than most persons would at first suppose," he writes in _The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits_, which was published in , Darwin's last book (he wanted to get out his book on earthworms, he joked, "before joining /5(36). Vegetable Mould and Worms. This last book is outside the main stream of Darwin's work, and reverts to his earlier geological interests. He had indeed published papers on mould in and in (Nos & ). The original 'large flat stone' known as the 'worm-stone' was used by Darwin to measure the movement of soil due to earthworms. The Formation of Vegetable Mould has an autumnal feeling; much of it is based on observations and experiments by Darwin and his sons William and Horace in the gardens and fields surrounding their home, Down House in Kent/5.

p. 1 INTRODUCTION.. The share which worms have taken in the formation of the layer of vegetable mould, which covers the whole surface of the land in every moderately humid country, is the subject of the present volume. This mould is generally of a blackish colour and a few inches in thickness. In different districts it differs but little in appearance, although it may rest on various subsoils. 8 rows    Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. . Book Excerpt a "beautiful example of the natural cultivation of the soil; for year after year the thrown-up castings cover the dead leaves; the result being a rich humus of great thickness." In the year , Mr. Fish {5} rejected my conclusions with respect to the part which worms have played in the formation of vegetable mould, merely on.   Book Covers and Spines If mold has grown on the spine of a book it may be much easier to salvage versus mold growth on the inside pages, etc. There are a few things you can do in this instance: If the book is heavily molded, 1. Remove the book spine and outer covering so that only the pages remain. 2.

The formation of vegetable mould: through the action of worms, with observations on their habits / Title Variants: Uniform: Vegetable mould and worms. By. Darwin, Charles, Type. Book Material. Published material. Publication info. London ;J. Murray, Notes: Title on spine: Vegetable mould and earth-worms. Subjects. Page 6 - In the year , Mr. Fish* rejected my conclusions with respect to the part which worms have played in the formation of vegetable mould,merely on account of their assumed incapacity to do so much work. He remarks that " considering their weakness and their •' size, the work they are represented to " have accomplished is stupendous/5(4). The Formation of Vegetable Mould “is outside the main stream of Darwin’s work and reverts to his earlier geological interest The book was remarkably successful, selling copies within a year before the end of the century. The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms is within the scope of WikiProject Animals, an attempt to better organize information in articles related to animals and more information, visit the project page. C This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale. Low This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.