The original quote about Nicolas Appert in the afterward (“Monsieur Appert has found a way to fix the seasons; he lets Spring, Summer and Autumn live in bottles.”) comes from Courier de l’Europe, 10 February 1809, and reads: “M. Appert a trouvé l’art de fixer les saisons : chez lui, le printemps, l’été, l’automne vivent en bouteilles […]”

~Schawlow

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