1802 in science

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The year 1802 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy[edit]

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Ecology[edit]

  • Civil engineer and geographer François Antoine Rauch publishes Harmonie hydro-végétale et météorologique: ou recherches sur les moyens de recréer avec nos forêts la force des températures et la régularité des saisons par des plantations raisonnées in Paris, arguing against deforestation.

Geology[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Meteorology[edit]

  • December - Luke Howard presents the basis of the modern classification and nomenclature of clouds, at a lecture in London.

Physics[edit]

Surveying[edit]

Technology[edit]

Publications[edit]

Awards[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Herschel, William (6 May 1802). "Observations on the two lately discovered celestial Bodies". Archived from the original on 2011-10-05. 
  2. ^ Hilton, James L. (2001-09-17). "When Did the Asteroids Become Minor Planets?". Archived from the original on 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2006-08-16. 
  3. ^ Osborn, Henry Fairfield (1905). From the Greeks to Darwin: an outline of the development of the evolution idea (2nd ed.). New York: Macmillan. p. 160. 
  4. ^ Gay-Lussac, J. L. "Recherches sur la dilatation des gaz et des vapeurs". Annales de chimie. XLIII: 137. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  5. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 354. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  6. ^ "Who was James Smithson? – A Man of Science". Smithsonian Institution. Archived from the original on 12 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-18. 
  7. ^ Smithson, James (1803). "A Chemical Analysis of Some Calamines". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Pt. I. Retrieved 25 February 2011. 
  8. ^ Ballbriga, Angel (1991). "One century of pediatrics in Europe". In Nichols, Burford L. et al. (eds). History of Paediatrics 1850–1950. Nestlé Nutrition Workshop Series 22. New York: Raven Press. pp. 6–8. ISBN 0-88167-695-0. 
  9. ^ Jacyna, L. S. (2004). "Bell, Sir Charles (1774–1842)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/1999. Retrieved 2011-04-06.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  10. ^ Berg, Hermann (2008). "Johann Wilhelm Ritter: the Founder of Scientific Electrochemistry". Review of Polarography 54 (2): 99–103. Retrieved 9 July 2010. 
  11. ^ Wetzels, Walter D. (1978). "J. W. Ritter: the Beginnings of Electrochemistry in Germany". In Dubpernell, G.; Westbrook, J. H. (ed.). Selected Topics in the History of Electrochemistry. Princeton: Electrochemical Society. pp. 68–73. 
  12. ^ Bagust, Harold (2006). The Greater Genius? - a biography of Marc Isambard Brunel. Hersham: Ian Allan. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-7110-3175-3. 
  13. ^ Cornforth, David; Speight, Anne (2009-05-03). "Bodley & Co.". Exeter Memories. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  14. ^ "The History of Ranges". Tarvin: Antique Fireplaces & Ranges. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  15. ^ Underwood, John (Spring–Summer 2010). "The subversive encyclopedia". Science Museum Library & Archives Newsletter (Science Museum at Wroughton). Retrieved 2011-11-12.