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Recherches sur l'usage des feuilles dans les plantes
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Title

Recherches sur l'usage des feuilles dans les plantes : et sur quelques autres sujets relatifs à l'histoire de la vegetation

By

Bonnet, Charles, 1720-1793

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

Göttingen, E. Luzac, fils, 1754

Notes

First edition of a work which has become a classic, for Bonnet was the first to demonstrate a process of breathing in plants.

Bonnet's plates, brilliantly engraved, depict plants and experiments which prove conclusively the consummation of oxygen. He also expressed the view that plants are endowed with powers of sensation and discernment, an idea which has later been taken up again by Darwin and others.

For further information, see Rudolf Wolf, Biographien zur Kulturgeschichte der Schweiz, Zürich, 1858-62, III, pp. 277.

Title-page in red and black; title vignette; head pieces; initials.

Subjects

Leaves , Osmosis

BHL Collections

Charles Darwin's Library

Call Number

QK689 .B64 1754

Language

English

Identifiers

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.6939
OCLC: 18261978

 

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