Die Physik auf Grund ihrer geschichtschen Entwickelung fur weitere Kreise in Wort und Bild dargestellt. . . Autorisierte Ubersetzung von G. Siebert.
by LA COUR, Paul [Poul] (1846-1908); Jakob APPEL (1866-); G. SIEBERT.
Braunschweig:: Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1905., 1905. 2 volumes in 1. 8vo. XII, 496; VIII, 491,  pp. Color plates (some folding), 419 + 380 figures (portraits, maps, diagrams), indexes. Contemporary half gilt-stamped mauve cloth, marbled boards; expertly rebacked, preserving a fragment of original spine. Ownership rubber-stamps of Hans Dollinger. This is one of the most extraordinary thorough treatments of the physical world and the history of such in the sciences, with the and the physical laws involving the larger disciplines and the people involved: history up through 1630, light, force (energy), physics after 1630 (Isaac Newton, etc.), sound, dyes, spectral analysis, astronomy (Sun, rings of Saturn, Mars (showing a map of the planet), double-stars, innumerable instruments; heat, magnetism, early electricity, lightning, the weather, Poul la Cour (1846-1908), Danish scientist, inventor and teacher, now recognized for his early work on wind power, both experimental work on aerodynamics and practical implementation of wind power plants, and his activity as a telegraphic inventor.
(Inventory #: S13226)
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