Miss Marie le Masson Le Golft (1749-1826) is known as the lady who noted Nature. She contemplated and evaluated 995 items: 112 four -legged creatures, 188 birds, 147 fish species, 30 crustaceans, 100 shells, 75 trees, 181 insects, 11 gems stones... She also attributed grades (0 - 20) to each item according to God's harmonious design, with respect to form, color, taste, odor, instinct). The jaguar is graded 10 for form but 5 for instinct, the badger respectively 3 and 7, the rat 3 and 2, etc.
Presented by Marc Décimo
, this publication includes intriguiging observations such as : Research on mussels and swallows
, Remarks on the inflation of milk as it boils
, Notes on the extraordinary fog that enveloped Le Havre for two consecutive months in the year 1783