Maloine S.A. Publisher, Paris27, rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75006 ParisISBN 2-224-00831-7(1982)
(Transcribed from an unpublished manuscript of the English translation -- a fewparagraphs are unreadable in my photocopy of the manuscript, and some sections aremissing.)
[Is this original translation the one hired by John W. Mattingly of Colorado State Universityor is it by Christopher Bird or is it some other version?][All figures scanned from Maloine original and missing parts, except for translated Appendices, inserted March 2008][Note that this was Kervran’s last book.][Corentin Louis Kervran (1901-February 2, 1983) Born at Quimper Brittany].
[ Note: Unless otherwise noted, italics are translations of missing sections added by currenteditor. Items in square brackets [ ] are comments added by current editor. ]
[Translated publisher hype from book back cover]
In the first part of his work the author shows us an example of the “formation” of Calcium in thecourse of anabolism of a plant undergoing germination in a Calcium-free medium. This study waslimited to a precise case of a clearly calcifugous species in such a way so as to expose by the details of the experiments the confirmation of a phenomena which shows from all evidence that Nature in certainwell-defined conditions is able to proceed in the transmutation of the elements. Transmutations whichthe great French scholar Vauquelin came a century earlier to at least vaguely suspect after 1799although the structure of the atom was unknown at that time. In the second part of the book principally for scientists, the author explains this atomic “operation” by a recent theory which won the NobelPrize in physics in 1979, that these “low energy interactions” have nothing in common with the “highenergy interactions” that are seen, for example, by atomic bombardment, anymore than they do withthe two other forms of energy presently known: the electromagnetic or gravitational interactions.From whence comes the importance of the present book, which has been updated according to theideas of Modern Physics.