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Translating Adam Maurizio’s HISTORY OF PLANT NUTRITION into English

26th September 2022

Adam Maurizio (1862-1941) was a scholar of Swiss descent born in Krakow. He lectured at Polish-language universities for many years, primarily in Lviv. He is one of the founders of food science and the author of a unique monograph on the history of plant food published in Polish in 1926 (Pożywienie roślinne w rozwoju dziejowym), in German in 1927 (as Die Geschichte unserer Pflanzennahrung von den Urzeiten bis zur Gegenwart, and in French in 1933 (Histoire de l’alimentation végétale. Depuis la Préhistoire jusqu’à nos jours). However, his work is unknown to modern English-language science, because no-one could ever be bothered translating him into English. Due to the upcoming 100th anniversary of the book’s publication, we would like to undertake the work of translating the book into English. However, it’s a thick volume (nearly 500 pages) filled with scientific terminology.

Here is the link to donations: https://zrzutka.pl/en/jvrjxe

Maurizio’s bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Maurizio

Polish version: https://polona.pl/item/pozywienie-roslinne-i-rolnictwo-w-rozwoju-dziejowym,MTc5MDAxODM/8/#item

French version: https://www.academia.edu/43869892/Compte_rendu_de_Adam_Maurizio_Histoire_de_l_alimentation_v%C3%A9g%C3%A9tale_Depuis_la_Pr%C3%A9histoire_jusqu%C3%A0_nos_jours

About Adam Maurizio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Maurizio

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