Title: Zur physik der Erde
Publisher: Braunschweig: F. Vieweg, 1850, Braunschweig
Publication Date: 1850
Edition: First Edition
FIRST EDITION. Small 8 vo. Orig. cloth. (4), 251 pp. A very good copy. This book consists of sixteen letters on the influence of gravity and heat on the nature of the earth by Heinrich Buff (1805-78), professor of physics at Giessen. The last chapter treats atmospheric electricity and lightning. The German chemist, A.W. Hofmann, published an English translation as 'Familiar letters on the physics of the earth' (see: Ronalds, p.89 & Wheeler Gift Cat. 1199) at London in 1851. Poggendorff I.337. Roller & Goodman I.183. Bookseller Inventory # 000155
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