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Andrew Sugden: Leaves, 7 February 2013

The Life of a Leaf 
by Steven Vogel.
Chicago, 303 pp., £22.50, November 2012, 978 0 226 85939 2
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... is it manifest in so many different forms and guises? The answers, as one can begin to infer from Steven Vogel’s book, lie in the interplay of evolution and physics. A leaf is a fine exemplar of the challenges posed by the physical world to the biological, because it’s on the front line. Unlike an animal, a leaf is absolutely stuck with its lot: it ...

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