An Essay on Calcareous Manures

An Essay on Calcareous Manures

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...formation of prairies, (or lands divested of trees)--and the causes of, and remedies for malaria, rfnd its train of diseases, which serve, aided by the operation of the evil legislative policy of Virginia, so grievously to afflict this now otherwise most fortunate and highly blessed agricultural region. Various other articles will be presented, which will be but extensions of different parts of the foregoing text, and which will serve as additional proofs or illustrations of some of the positions before presented and maintained. NOTE I.--Extension of subject at page 54. Proofs or The Existence or Acid Soils, Furnished By The Recent Researches OF CHEMISTS. The 'Traiti de Chimie' is a French translation, by Esslinger, of the voluminous and valuable work of the great Swedish chemist, Berzelius. The first edition of the original work, in the German language, and the French translation of it were in the course of publication at the same time; and the first volumes of the latter were published at Paris, before the latter volumes of the original work had been sent to the press at Stockholm. The sixth volume of the French translation, from which I have translated the following extract into English, was printed in 1832. It is not known to me whether the original work is in this country 1835. The following passages contain the opinions of Berzelius, and of other chemists, on humin and humic acids, or as called here, geine and geic acid, and which were referred to in the quotation from Rennie, at page 54. It will be left to the reader to decide how far my views of acid soils are supported by these new opinions of chemists, founded upon chemical analyses of the substances in question. It is proper to state that this new doctrine of geic or humic acid has not...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652282
  • 9781236652287