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The solar spectrum, from [gamma] 7150 to [gamma] 10,000. with: ABNEY & FESTING. "The Bakerian Lecture. - Colour Photometry."

ABNEY, William de Wiveleslie (1843-1920).

Published by Harrison & Sons, 1887., In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 177, Part II, 1886. London:, 1887
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309 x 243 mm. 4to. Pages 457-469; 423-456. [Entire volume: iv, [2], vii, [iii], 361-842 pp.] 3 folding engraved plates; 2 folding lithographic plates. Blind-stamped maroon cloth, gilt spine; rubbed, spine ends frayed, head of spine torn. Ex library bookplate of the Association for the Education of Women, Oxford, Nettleship Library, with chalk number on spine. Good. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SOLAR SPECTRUM IN THE INFRARED. "Extending his interests to spectroscopy, Abney was the first to suggest (1877) that stars with rapid axial rotation could be detected by broadened lines in their spectra - an idea later to have wide application. He then devised a red-sensitive emulsion and with it made the first spectroscopic analyses of the structure of organic molecules (1882) and the first photographs of the solar spectrum in the infrared (1887). This was followed by comparative studies of how sunlight is altered in passing through our atmosphere, made at sea level and in the Swiss Alps (1888, 1894)." DSB, I, p. 21. Bookseller Inventory # S4102

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Title: The solar spectrum, from [gamma] 7150 to [...

Publisher: Harrison & Sons, 1887., In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Volume 177, Part II, 1886. London:

Publication Date: 1887

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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