The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits

  title={The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits},
  author={George John Romanes},
IF the world were not already accustomed to the unprecedented fertility of Mr. Darwin's genius, it might well be disposed to marvel at the appearance of yet another work, now added to the magnificent array of those which bear his name. But feelings of wonder at Mr. Darwin's activity have long ago been sated, and most of us have grown to regard his powers of research as belonging to a class sui generis, to which the ordinary measures of working capacity do not apply. Be our feelings of wonder… Expand
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