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Book Title: Elements of Agricultural Chemistry - In a Course of Lectures|
The author of the book: Humphry Davy
ISBN 13: 9781406700329
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Edition: Barzun Press
Date of issue: March 15th 2007
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This early work comprises a comprehensive treatise on agricultural chemicals, published at the request of the president and members of the board of agriculture. It consists of eight detailed lectures. A book that will be of much value to the agriculturalist and serious farmer, this text makes for a worthy addition to collections of farming literature and is not to be missed by those with an interest in the scientific side of agriculture. The sections of this text include: 'General Views of the Objects of the Course'; 'Of the General Powers of Matter which Influence Vegetation'; 'On the Organization of Plants'; 'On Soils'; 'On the Nature and Constitution of the Atmosphere'; etcetera. This antique book was originally published in 1821, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on farming.
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Read information about the authorSir Humphry Davy (17 December 1778 – 29 May 1829) was an English chemist and inventor. He is best remembered today for his discoveries of several alkali and alkaline earth metals, as well as contributions to the discoveries of the elemental nature of chlorine and iodine. Berzelius called Davy's 1806 Bakerian Lecture On Some Chemical Agencies of Electricity "one of the best memoirs which has ever enriched the theory of chemistry." He was a 1st Baronet, President of the Royal Society (PRS), Member of the Royal Irish Academy (MRIA), and Fellow of the Geological Society (FGS).
A plaque to honour him is on the wall of the Royal Panopticon of Science and Arts in 1854.
A lunar crater (Davy) is named after Sir Humphry Davy. It has a diameter of 34 km and coordinates of 11.8S, 8.1W.
In his hometown of Penzance, Cornwall, a statue of Davy stands in front of the imposing Market House (now owned by Lloyds TSB) at the top of the town's main street Market Jew Street. Nearby is a house on which a commemorative plaque claims the location as the site of his birth.
Penzance also has a secondary school named Humphry Davy School. Similar to James Prescott Joule and Isaac Newton, Davy is also remembered in his hometown by a pub – "The Sir Humphry Davy" at 32 Alverton Street, west of the Market House.
Davy was the subject of the first ever clerihew.
Davy was a founding Fellow of the Zoological Society of London
A satellite of the University of Sheffield at Golden Smithies Lane in Wath upon Dearne (Manvers) was called Humphry Davy House and was home to the School of Nursing and Midwifery, until April 2009.
There is a road, Humphry Davy Way, adjacent to the docks in Bristol named after Sir Humphry Davy.
There is a street named after Sir Humphry Davy (Humphry-Davy-Straße) in the industrial quarter of the town of Cuxhaven, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
The University of Plymouth has named one of its science buildings after the chemist
The Royal Society of London has awarded the Davy Medal annually since 1877 "for an outstandingly important recent discovery in any branch of chemistry."
Davy is the subject of a humorous song by Richard Gendall, recorded in 1980 by folk-singer Brenda Wootton, each verse of which recalls one of Davy's major discoveries.
English playwright Nick Darke wrote Laughing Gas (2005) a comedy script about the life of Sir Humphry Davy, unfinished at the time of Nick Darke's death; completed posthumously by actor and playwright Carl Grose and produced by the Truro-based production company O-region.