(Paris, L'Imprimerie Royale, 1768). 4to. Extract from "Mémoires de Mathematique et de Physique, Présentés à l'Academie des Sciences par divers Savans", Tome V. Pp. 276-303.
First printing of a classic study of caterpillar respiration.
"Bonnet is considered one of the fathers of modern biology. He is distinguished for both his experimental research and his philosophy, which exerted a profound influence upon the naturalists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. " (D.S.B. II: 286).