1879 in science

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The year 1879 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Astronomy[edit]

  • British children's writer and amateur astronomer Agnes Giberne publishes the popular illustrated book Sun, Moon and Stars: Astronomy for Beginners which sells 24,000 copies on both sides of the Atlantic in twenty years.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chapman, Allan (1999). The Victorian Amateur Astronomer: Independent Astronomical Research in Britain 1820-1920. Chichester: John Wiley. ISBN 0-471-96257-0. 
  2. ^ Bates, Marston (1950). The Nature of Natural History. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 125. 
  3. ^ Dokuchaev, V.V. (1879). Short Historical Description and Critical Analysis of the More Important Soil Classifications. Trav. Soc. Nat. St. Petersburg 10: 64-67 (In Russian); Tchernozeme (terre noire) de la Russie d‘Europe. St. Petersburg: Société Impériale Libre Économique.
  4. ^ Wilson, Robin (2008). Lewis Carroll in Numberland. London: Allen Lane. pp. 91–95. ISBN 978-0-7139-9757-6. 
  5. ^ Brain 1: 514-18; 2: 42-67
  6. ^ Compston, Alastair (2007). "On the weight of the brain and its component parts in the insane. By J. Crichton-Browne, MD, FRSE, Lord Chancellor's Visitor. Brain 1879: 1; 514–518 and 1879: 2; 42–67". Brain 130 (3): 599–601. doi:10.1093/brain/awm020. 
  7. ^ von Winiwarter, F. (1879). "Ueber eine eigenthumliche Form von Endarteriitis und Endophlebitis mit Gangran des Fusses". Archiv für klinische Chirurgie 23: 202–26. 
  8. ^ Yentis, S. M.; Vlassakov, K. V. (1999). "Vassily von Anrep, forgotten pioneer of regional anesthesia". Anesthesiology 90 (3): 890–5. doi:10.1097/00000542-199903000-00033. PMID 10078692. 
  9. ^ "Über die Beziehung zwischen der Wärmestrahlung und der Temperatur" in Bulletin of the Vienna Academy of Sciences.
  10. ^ "SS Rotomahana". Clydebuilt. Retrieved 2014-04-14.