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charles bonnet

charles bonnet in Science
Swiss naturalist who discovered parthenogenesis when he observed that aphid eggs could develop without fertilization. Bonnet was also one of the first scientists to study photosynthesis.
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  • charles bonnet is the author of a splendid work, full of noble and lofty thoughts, on this subject.

    Reincarnation Th. Pascal
  • charles bonnet made the extraordinary discovery that aphides can increase and multiply without the intervention of the sexes.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • Having taken these precautions, charles bonnet was perfectly certain of being able to observe his prisoner at his ease.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • charles bonnet was both a scientific man and a philosopher, while Amiel belonged to the latter class only.

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