From Sunlight to Insight: Jan IngenHousz, the Discovery of Photosynthesis & Science in the Light of Ecology

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Asp / Vubpress / Upa, 2010 - 407 pages
An unexpectedly fresh look at the world of the Enlightenment and the science of the 18th century, this fascinating book introduces Jan IngenHousz, the little-known discoverer of photosynthesis. Written for a general audience, the story provides a view into everyday life in the decades before and after the French revolution--even as it pursues the mysteries surrounding this important scientist's life and work. The result is a multidimensional approach to science that includes history, philosophy, scientific instruments, the growth of chemistry, and the modern field of ecology.
 

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Table des matières

chapter
9
chapter 2
51
chapter 3
95
chapter 4
149
chapter 5
155
chapter 6
233
chapter 7
273
chapter 8
313
epilogue
357
acknowledgments
367
bibliography
377
index
403
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Geerdt Magiels is a biologist, a philosopher of science, and the author of De kunst van het kijken (The Art of Looking), Chemie tussen gisteren en morgen (Chemistry in between Yesterday and Tomorrow), Het brein?100 jaar na Freud (The Brain?100 Years after Freud) and Paul Janssen, Pioneer in Pharma & in China.

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