Claude Sionnest

Claude Sionnest

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Claude Sionnest (Syonnest ou Sionnet) (1749 Lyon - 31 January 1820) was a French naturalist. Born in a family which had traded as pharmacists for two centuries Claude Sionnest had an early interest in natural sciences. After having served four years in the infantry, he became commandant de bataillon during The Terror. After 9 Thermidor year II (July 27, 1794), he took charge of the police force in Lyon. In year VI (1798), he was named "physicien entomologiste'' (medical entomologist) within the Soci t de sant (Health .Society. In year VIII (1800), he joined the Agriculture Society of Lyon and occupied the post of treasurer for the next ten years. He was interested in entomology and published several memoires on insects harmful to agriculture. Also a botanist, he particularly studied the cryptogams of leaving many new handwritten notes concerning the Scientific Classification classifying systems of Dillen, Johannes Hedwig (1730-1799) and Beauvoir. He had also a vast mineralogy collection classified according to the system of Hauy and essayed a mineralogical description of the department of the Rhone. But ii was malacology which held all his attention.
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135684825
  • 9786135684827