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    http://pages.britishlibrary.net/charles...._fm.htm

    This link is to a web version of Charles Darwin's book Insectivorous Plants. Of course, it's pretty old information.

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    Pretty cool! I've got a second edition "Insectivorous Plants" from 1899, and it sure is interesting to see how captivated Darwin was by these diminutive plants (even though it's pbvious to CP enthusiasts).
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    Neat! I was thinking about hunting down this expensive book-now I don't have to! thank you, thank you, thank you! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Thanks from me too, a really good link to such an important early work on CPs. I read it when I first started out growing CPs as a student (20 years ago&#33[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img] and thought it was about time I reread it. This link saves me either the time and money of buying an expensive antique book or ordering it through the library.

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    You might be interested to know that Charles Darwin's book Insectivorous Plants is back in print for the first time in over 100 years. It is a reprint of the first edition and is in a individually numbered limited edition run of 1000 copies (hardback). The dust jacket has a very nice commissioned painting of Drosera rotundifolia on it which is quite appropriate to all Darwin's experiments on this plant. The cost is 30 plus P&P (UK only I think, postage may be more overseas) although there is a discount for CPS members at 28 including P&P, which is a saving of about 13%. I thought this was a very reasonable price for this classic work.

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    I can't imagine reading the whole book off a computer screen. Bookfinder.com lists a few copies in the USD$30 range. But GBP30 sounds like a pretty good deal too. And Amazon lists a paperback copy for USD$34.50. You could probably get your local bookstore to order it too.

    If you like that kind of stuff you should pick up a copy of F.E. Lloyd's book too.




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