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“Spontaneous Revolutions”: Darwin’s Diagrams of Plant Movement

Wednesday 26 October 2022 at 09:14

After weeks of watching young tendrils slowly corkscrew their way toward the sun, Charles Darwin set about inventing a system for making botanic motion visible to the naked eye. Natalie Lawrence delves into a lesser-known chapter of the naturalist’s research, discovering revelations about the vegetal world that remain neglected to this day.