The Romance of Plant Life

George Francis Scott-Elliot (1862 - 1934)

Romance needs not always indicate a love story. In the series "The Library of Romance", authors look at the romantic side of science. The different books cover all different disciplines, including chemistry, astronomy, engineering, and, as in this case, biology.

In this volume, G.F. Scott Elliot walks us through the romantic side of plant life. How do plants move towards the light, what are the dangers to little saplings, how can parts of plants be used for medicine, and why are some of them delicious and others poisonous? Listen to this book to find out. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter I - The Activity of Vegetables Linda Johnson
00:28:58
Play 02 Chapter II - On Savages, Doctors, and Plants Eva Staes
00:24:13
Play 03 Chapter III - A Tree's Perilous Life Linda Johnson
00:32:00
Play 04 Chapter IV - On Forests Linda Johnson
00:29:03
Play 05 Chapter V - Flowers Colleen McMahon
00:25:35
Play 06 Chapter VI - On Underground Life Colleen McMahon
00:25:59
Play 07 Chapter VII - High Mountains, Arctic Snows Linda Johnson
00:22:58
Play 08 Chapter VIII - Scrub Linda Johnson
00:29:28
Play 09 Chapter XI - On Tea, Coffee, Chocolate, and Tobacco BettyB
00:21:18
Play 10 Chapter X - On Deserts Linda Johnson
00:27:49
Play 11 Chapter XI - The Story of the Fields Linda Johnson
00:30:37
Play 12 Chapter XII - On Plants which Add to Continents Kristine Bekere
00:19:18
Play 13 Chapter XIII - Rocks, Stones, and Scenery Eva Staes
00:22:06
Play 14 Chapter XIV - On Vegetable Demons Colleen McMahon
00:23:53
Play 15 Chapter XV - On Nettles, Sensitive Plants, etc. Linda Johnson
00:18:36
Play 16 Chapter XVI - On Flowers of the Water Tom Geller
00:26:53
Play 17 Chapter XVII - On Grasslands shibe
00:22:41
Play 18 Chapter XVIII - Poisons Eva Staes
00:26:32
Play 19 Chapter XIX - On Fruits Eva Staes
00:23:36
Play 20 Chapter XX - Wandering Fruits and Seeds Colleen McMahon
00:26:34
Play 21 Chapter XXI - Story of the Crops Linda Johnson
00:26:54
Play 22 Chapter XXII - Plants and Ants Deon Gines
00:21:35
Play 23 Chapter XXIII - The Peril of Insects Linda Johnson
00:24:59
Play 24 Chapter XXIV - Rubber, Hemp and Opium Linda Johnson
00:26:41
Play 25 Chapter XXV - On Climbing Plants Colleen McMahon
00:23:15
Play 26 Chapter XXVI - Plants which Prey on Plants Eva Staes
00:23:03
Play 27 Chapter XXVII - Plants Attacking Animals Devorah Allen
00:21:58
Play 28 Chapter XXVIII - Mosses and Moors Devorah Allen
00:17:48
Play 29 Chapter XXIX - Names and Superstitions Colleen McMahon
00:21:39