Justus von Liebig und Emit Louis Ferdinand Güssefeld


THIS little book has a twofold interest. To the scientific agriculturist it is interesting as elucidating the history of the introduction of the modern methods of agriculture into Germany, and especially of the introduction of the so-called chemical fertilisers, due largely to the teaching and influence of Liebig; it serves also to throw some sidelights upon the character and habits of Liebig himself, and is therefore of interest to the historian of chemistry. It consists simply of a collection of thirty-eight letters which passed between Liebig and Emil Güssefeld from 1862 to 1866, twenty-two of which are contributed by Liebig, and the whole has been arranged for publication, with explanatory notes and annotations, by the pious care of the son of one of the correspondents.

Justus von Liebig und Emit Louis Ferdinand Güssefeld.

Briefwechsel: 1862–1866. Herausgegeben von Dr. O. E. Güssefeld. Pp. viii + 72. (Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth 1907.) Price 3 marks.

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