Alfred Kirchhoff

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Alfred Kirchhoff
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Alfred Kirchhoff (23 May 1838 in Erfurt – 8 February 1907 in Mockau) was a German geographer and naturalist.

Biography[edit]

He was educated at Jena and Bonn, and for several years was an instructor at schools in Mülheim an der Ruhr and Erfurt. From 1871 to 1873 he was a lecturer on geography at the Kriegsakademie of Berlin, and in the latter year was appointed to the chair of geography in the University of Halle.[1] He was an editor of the Anleitung zur deutschen landes- und volksforschung.

Selected writings[edit]

  • Schulbotanik (1865) – School botany.
  • Die Südseeinseln und der Südseehandel, 1880 – The South Sea islands and trade.
  • Schulgeographie, 1882 – School geography.
  • Allgemeine Erdkunde: Pflanzen- und Tierverbreitung, with Julius von Hann and Eduard Bruckner (1899) – General geography; plant and animal distribution.[2]
  • Mensch und Erde; Skizzen von den Wechselbeziehungen zwischen beiden (3rd edition 1910); later translated into English as "Man and earth; the reciprocal relations and influences of man and his environment"; London, G. Routledge & sons, limited (1914).
  • Unser Wissen von der Erde. Allgemeine Erdkunde und Länderkunde, in collaboration with other scholars (1886–93) – Our knowledge of the Earth. General and regional geography.
  • Volapük : easy method of acquiring the universal language (constructed by Johann Martin Schleyer, prepared for the English-speaking public on the basis of Alfred Kirchhoff's "Hilfsbuch"; with the addition of a key to the exercises and a Volapük-English and English-Volapük vocabulary, by Klas August Linderfelt).[3]

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