The Cycle of Life:
An History of Experimental Ecology

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By the late 18th century, two scientists articulated quite distinct
experimental programs for investigating the "Cycle of Life". Alexander von Humboldt developed a physiological view of the Earth--in his plant geography place matters. Antoine Lavoisier analyzed respiration chemically--in his "Carbon Cycle" matter matters.

  Alexander von Humboldt, Kosmos, 1845
  Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, Collected Works, Volume 2., 1862
  Frederick Lawrence Holmes, Lavoisier and the Chemistry of Life, 1985
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