Henry Darcy (1803–1858): Immortalised by his scientific legacy

@article{Simmons2008HenryD,
  title={Henry Darcy (1803–1858): Immortalised by his scientific legacy},
  author={Craig T. Simmons},
  journal={Hydrogeology Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  pages={1023-1038}
}
  • C. Simmons
  • Published 17 July 2008
  • Geology
  • Hydrogeology Journal
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