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The Biology of Summer

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Title

The Biology of Summer

Subject

Summer in comparison to the other seasons, understood biologically and interpreted metaphorically

Description

ARGUMENT.- Life is rhythmic and is punctuated by the seasons. Summer is the crest of the annual wave. I. It is the time of intensest life, when both output and income of energy reach their maximum. The activity of unconscious plant-life is crowned in the flowers, and the growing brilliancy of colour is an index of increasing intensity. II. Conscious animal industry also reaches its climax, both in instinctive and intelligent activity, as in bees and birds. III. But the vigorous intensity of life is interrupted by sleep, weariness, and death. Yet Love Is strongest after all.

Creator

Essay by J. Arthur Thomson
Headpiece by Unknown
Tailpiece by Annie Mackie

Publisher

Patrick Geddes & Colleagues

Date

Summer 1896

Rights

Public Domain
Source: 1) Ryerson University Library Archives and Special Collections; 2) Private Collection (Dennis Denisoff)

Relation

Yellow Nineties 2.0, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities
visit the Evergreen Volumes at Yellow Nineties 2.0

Language

English

Type

Image, text
Essay

Identifier

EGV3_thomson_biology
EGV3o_decorp_p19
EGV3o_head_p19
EGV3o_decorp_p27
EGV3o_mackie_tail_p27

Date Created

17 May 2017, KF

Date Modified

13 June 2017, KF
7 Nov 2017, ljk

License

Creative Commons