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Observationer om twänne beständiga grader på en thermometer. (+) Anmärkning om vatnets förminskande.

by CELSIUS, ANDERS. - INTRODUCING THE TEMPERATURE SCALE IN "KONGL. SVENSKA VETENSKAPS ACADEMIENS HANDLINGAR

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Stockholm, Grefing & (Horrn), 1740-44. 8vo. Bound in 3 contemp. full calf, raised bands, richly gilt spines. Gilt lettering. Danish bindings, covers with "mirrors", Cambridge-binding-style and gilt borders on covers. Light wear a spine ends and a few small nicks. Comprising the first 5 volumes of "Kongl. Swenska Wetenskaps Academiens Handlinger". (1739-45). The first three parts of volume I (vol. I being in 6 parts) in second issue (1741, 1741 a. 1743 - A nyo uplagde..). Comprising 26 issues with 26 engraved title-vignettes + "Kongl. Maj.s Nådigste Stadfästelse på Svenska Vetenskaps Academiens Grund-Reglor. Gifven Stockholm i Råd-Cammaren den 31. martii 1741." (16) pp. In all ca. 1750 pp. and 54 folded engraved plates. Celcius' papers: pp. 171-180 (in volume III) and pp. 33-50 (in volume IV). ¶ First printing of Celsius' two milestone papers in which he established the modern temperature scale. <br><br>"Today Celsius is best known in connection with a thermometer scale. Although a 100-degree scale had been in use earlier, it was Celsius’s famous observations concerning the two "constant degrees" on a thermometer, "Observationer om twänne beständiga grader på en thermometer" (1742), that led to its general acceptance. As the "constant degrees," or fixed points, he chose the freezing and boiling points of water, calling the boiling point zero and the freezing point 100. The present system, with the scale reversed, introduced in 1747 at the Uppsala observatory, was long known as the "Swedish thermometer." Not until around 1800 did people start referring to it as the Celsius thermometer."(DSB).<br><br>These first 5 volumes of the Transactions fom the Swedish Academy of Science, the prototype being the Royal Society of London. contains further many contributions from the ermergent generation of importent Swedish scientists, e.g. containg 21 original publications from the hand of Carl Linné. - Lundstedt "Sveriges periodiska litteratur": I:40.
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  • Title: Observationer om twänne beständiga grader på en thermometer. (+) Anmärkning om vatnets förminskande.
  • Author: CELSIUS, ANDERS. - INTRODUCING THE TEMPERATURE SCALE IN "KONGL. SVENSKA VETENSKAPS ACADEMIENS HANDLINGAR
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover


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