Experiments Upon Vegetables, Discovering Their Great Power of Purifying the Common Air in the Sun-shine, and of Injuring it in the Shade and at Night: To which is Joined, a New Method of Examining the Accurate Degree of Salubrity of the Atmosphere

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P. Elmsly, and H. Payne, 1779 - Air - 302 pages
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Discovery that plants consume carbon dioxide and emit oxygen.

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