By: MOHN, Henrik (1835-1916).
Christiania:, B. M. Bentzens, 1861.: 1861
Seller ID: S6371
4to. viii, 52 pp. 8 tables, 2 folding plates, Printed wrappers; top cover loose. Ms. notation on top cover. Very good. FIRST EDITION. "Mohn became interested in science during his first year at the University of Christiana, where in 1858 he received his master's degree in mineralogy. Soon afterward he wrote a prize essay on the position of cometary orbits and became assistant professor of astronomy. In 1866 he was appointed director of the new Norwegian Meteorological Institute, which under his guidance grew into an important organization with 50 stations all over the country. From 1866 to 19... View More...