The top photographic reproduction is entitled "The Results of Assisting Nature" and depicts Swedish turnips grown with varying amounts of mineral manure and nitrogenous fertilizers. The bottom illustration is titled "An Over-dose and its Remedy" and depicts a field of barley with the left half being grown on land where lime has amended the soil. The right side did not receive a lime treatment, hence the lack of crop.
This plate is found within The Romance of Modern Chemistry, which is a layman's introduction to topics in chemistry. Includes a history of chemistry along with alchemy and the philosopher's stone; elements including organic, invisible, metals, acids, alkalies, and water; chemical changes such as fire, freezing and explosions; chemistry of the stars; food; electricity; solutions and crystals; as well as discoveries in chemistry.
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Royal Agricultural Society of England, and Lawes Agricultural Trust. “The Effects of Chemical Fetilizers upon Crops and Farmland.” The Romance of Modern Chemistry. London, England, 1909. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/9p290b36k.
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