Bonnet, Charles

Abstract

1720–1793A Geneva (now part of Switzerland) naturalist and philosopher who discovered the parthenogenesis of aphids.

Keywords: parthenogenesis; aphid; philosophy of nature; experimental method

Figure 1.

Charles Bonnet (1720–1793).

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Further Reading

Bonnet C (1745) Traité d'insectologie ou observations sur les pucerons. Amsterdam: Luzac.

Bonnet C (1766) The Contemplation of Nature. London: T Becket & PA de Hondt (original French: 1764).

Anderson L (1984) Charles Bonnet and the Order of the Known. Boston: D Reidel.

Buscaglia M, Sigrist R, Trembley J and Wuest J (eds) (1994) Charles Bonnet Savant et Philosophe (1720–1793). Genève: Passé‐Présent (Mém. SPHN Genève: 47).

Dawson VP (1988) The scientist in shirt‐sleeves: Charles Bonnet's letters on parthenogenesis. In: Mell DC, Braun TE and Palmer LM (eds) Man, God, and Nature in the Enlightenment, pp. 193–203. East Lansing, MI: Colleagues Press.

Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1970–1980) Gillispie CC (ed.). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.

Grober MC (1990) Charles Bonnet of Geneva: from natural history to metaphysical romance. Berkeley, CA: UMI Dissertation Service.

Ratcliff MJ and Buscaglia M (1997) Chercheur, observateur et monde savant: La recherche scientifique dans l'imaginaire de Charles Bonnet. Nuncius 12(2): 329–358.

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Ratcliff, MJ(Apr 2001) Bonnet, Charles. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002369]