1652 in science

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The year 1652 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Publications[edit]

  • Elias Ashmole publishes his anthology of English alchemical literature, Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum.
  • Gerard Boate's Natural History of Ireland is published posthumously in London.
  • Nicholas Culpeper publishes his herbal, The English Physitian, or, An astrologo-physical discourse on the vulgar herbs of this nation, being a compleat method of physick, whereby a man may preserve his body in health, or cure himself, being sick.[1]
  • Peter Heylin publishes his Cosmographie, one of the earliest attempts to describe the entire world in English and the first known description of Australia.
  • Priest, statesman, economist and poet Robert Arnauld d'Andilly publishes La manière de cultiver les arbres fruitiers. Par le Sieur Le Gendre, curé d'Hénonville. Où il est traité des pepinieres, des espaliers, des contr'espaliers, des arbres en buisson, & à haute tige in Paris, advocating the training of fruit trees on espaliers.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Curry, Patrick (2004). "Culpeper, Nicholas (1616–1654)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2011-03-23.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)