Phytologia: Or, the Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening

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Publication: 1800

Erasmus Darwin was a British physician, scientist, inventor and poet who originated the ideas of natural selection and photosynthesis. He published Zoonomia after 20 years of remaining silent due to public censure. His grandson Charles would further these ideas in On the Origin of Species. Phytologia, a seminal book on plant science, detailed photosynthesis and identified essential plant nutrients. His final book traced the evolution of life from the microscopic to humankind.

Title

Phytologia: Or, the Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening

Date

Publication: 1800

Description

Erasmus Darwin was a British physician, scientist, inventor and poet who originated the ideas of natural selection and photosynthesis. He published Zoonomia after 20 years of remaining silent due to public censure. His grandson Charles would further these ideas in On the Origin of Species. Phytologia, a seminal book on plant science, detailed photosynthesis and identified essential plant nutrients. His final book traced the evolution of life from the microscopic to humankind.

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Public Domain

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Books

Source

Science and Engineering Library, Annex, 580 D22p

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“Phytologia: Or, the Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening,” Gallery, accessed September 18, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/728.