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The Food of Plants

Nature volume 5, page 84 | Download Citation



YOUR reviewer takes exception to my empirical description of carbonic acid in “Notes on the Food of Plants,” p. 23. I readily admit—and I should have thought it was unnecessary to, do so—that to describe carbonic acid as “carbon dioxide combined with water” is not strictly correct; but I think it is much more likely that I should have led my unscientific readers astray, had I explained, in more accurate language, the supposed composition of this acid.

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