By Charles Coulston (editor-in-chief) Gillispie

ISBN-10: 0684169673

ISBN-13: 9780684169675

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Although Maillet was certainly a forerunner of Lamarck, this position should not obscure his major contribution, which is geological . His ultraneptunian theory of the earth, in which everything was explained by the action of a retreating sea, makes him a marine geologist of the eighteenth century . 131BLIOGRAPHY Maillet's "Memoires d'Ethiopie" is in R . P . Jeronymo Lobo, Relation historique d'Abissinic, tradaite chr portugais, continucee et augnientee de plusieurs dissertations, lefties ct inemoires par M .

Cit . WLODZIMIERZ HUBICKI sentences and considerations that are sometimes astonishing, as in Viatorwu . . de montibus planetarium, in which lie deliberates why lead and copper weigh more after being roasted (as Lazarus Ercker had observed) . In Examen fitcorutn pseudochymiorttm Maier gives examples of the possibility of alchemical fraud and states that it is possible to estimate transmutation truly only by means of docimasy, that is, MAIGE, ALBERT (b . Auxonne, France, 26 November 1872 ; d. Lille, France, 29 November 1943), botany .

The best biography is considered to be J . B . Craven, Count Michael Maier (Kirkwall, Scotland, 1910 ; London, 1968), which really describes the contents of Maier's writings . H . M . E . De Jong, in the new ed . of Atalanta fugiens (London, 1969), elucidates the sources of the emblems and allegories in Maier's books . See also L . Thorndike, A History of Magic and Experimental beyond which there occurs a diminution of the respiratory coefficients . Sugar solutions of various concentrations affect the respiration, the turgescence, and the growth of the cell .

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