Applications de Géologie et l'Agriadture, par M Amédée Burat, Engineer, Professor at the Central School of Arts and Manufactures

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    GEOLOGY is one of the most interesting of modern sciences. Soon after it assumed shape high hopes were entertained as to its value to the farmer: up to the present these hopes have not been realised. And yet the study of geology is most intimately connected with agricultural pursuits. Surface geology deals with the soil which daily occupies the thoughts and labours of the farmer. There is one phase of surface geology which has been almost wholly neglected of late; we refer to the connection between soils and the rock-formations from which soils have been derived. It is here possibly that there is the widest field for original research. It was hoped that this branch of agricultural science would have received much attention from the present secretary to the Royal Agricultural Society of England, who had previously been a diligent student of geology and secretary to the Geological Society. So far, his hands would appear to have been full of other work, and he has done little where much was expected.

    Applications de Géologie et l'Agriadture, par M. Amédée Burat, Engineer, Professor at the Central School of Arts and Manufactures.

    (Paris: Rothschild, 1874.)

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    Applications de Géologie et l'Agriadture, par M Amédée Burat, Engineer, Professor at the Central School of Arts and Manufactures. Nature 10, 458–459 (1874) doi:10.1038/010458a0

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