Antoine de Jussieu
(6 Jul 1686 - 12 Apr 1758)
Science Quotes by Antoine de Jussieu (1 quote)
I observed on most collected stones the imprints of innumerable plant fragments which were so different from those which are growing in the Lyonnais, in the nearby provinces, and even in the rest of France, that I felt like collecting plants in a new world The number of these leaves, the way they separated easily, and the great variety of plants whose imprints I saw, appeared to me just as many volumes of botany representing in the same quarry the oldest library of the world.
— Antoine de Jussieu
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