Bulletin of the Botanical Department, Jamaica Volume 2

Bulletin of the Botanical Department, Jamaica Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...certainly constitutes an element which is not to be despised." "' "' The yellow fever has not yet invaded the interior of Brazil, and it has shewn itself in some places, and not in others, of the coast; it has prevailed for many years, and at more or less too short intervals for the contagion to have amplified the area (in case it found localities hitherto exempt from it) and the means adapted for planting the seeds of the malady. Therefore it is from the mud of the sea that the cause ought to be sought; and as the scourge did not, for long years, attack all the inhabited places washed by the ocean, it is to be inferred that such a cause is not virtually in the waters, but in the conditions which modify them, saturating them with morbid elements. "' "' In concluding, I would say that no conviction was ever more profound, or even calmly formed, than that _which I have manifested. It is now 15 years since I had formed the opinion respecting the maritime forest which Ionly now publish, but which, in the meantime, I have made known to many persons. In these 15 years, I have gathered together a mass of observations made by myself, I have collected numberless data, gathered information; and my mode of appreciating the influence which the devastation of the marine forest has upon the medical constitution of Rio de J aneiro is each day stronger. MANURES FOR BANANAS. In the Bulletin for May, 1893, information was supplied as to the kinds of manure which should be used for trial with bananas, and the method of carrying on the experiment. The following notes have been supplied by Mr. Henry Cork. The manure " A. G." referred to is Albert's Horticultural Manure and " P. K....show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796322
  • 9781236796325