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  1. Des lignes isothermes et de la distribution de la chaleur sur le globe.

    Des lignes isothermes et de la distribution de la chaleur sur le globe.

    First separate issue, the work also being issued in periodical form in Mémoires de physique et de chimie de la societe Arcueil 3 (1817). The work is notable for containing the first map to show the use of isotherms, a term Humboldt coined for lines of equal average temperatures. The chart extends only across the northern hemisphere, from America to China. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1817

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 90281

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