original paper binding 3 INSTITUTION STAMPS / bump across corner Size: Text in Clean Unmarked Condition. N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Collected Scientific Papers of John Aitken ...
Éditeur : Cambridge
Date d'édition : 1023
Reliure : Paperback
Etat du livre : Good Condition
Description du livre ReInk Books, 2017. Softcover. Etat : NEW. Reprinted from edition. NO changes have been made to the original text. This is NOT a retyped or an ocr'd reprint. Illustrations, Index, if any, are included in black and white. Each page is checked manually before printing. As this reprint is from very old book, there could be some missing or flawed pages, but we always try to make the book as complete as possible. Fold-outs, if any, are not part of the book. If the original book was published in multiple volumes then this reprint is of only one volume, not the whole set. This paperback book is SEWN, where the book block is actually sewn (smythe sewn/section sewn) with thread before binding which results in a more durable type of paperback binding. It can also be open wide. The pages will not fall out and will be around for a lot longer than normal paperbacks. This print on demand book is printed on high quality acid-free paper. N° de réf. du vendeur 151109296
Description du livre Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1923. Original Cloth. Etat : Fair/Good. 1st Edition. "John Aitken, FRS, FRSE (1839-1919) was a Scottish meteorologist, physicist and marine engineer. He was one of the founders of cloud physics and aerosol science, who built the first apparatus to measure the number of dust and fog particles in the atmosphere, a koniscope. Aitken was the author of a number of important pioneering discoveries "On Dust, Fogs and Clouds" (the title of an 1880 article he penned). As early as 1874, Aitken had concluded that when water vapour in the atmosphere condenses, it must condense on some solid particle, and thus, without the presence of dust and other aerosol particles in the air, there would be no formation of fog, clouds, or rain. In 1884, he concluded that the brilliant colours often seen in the sunset are due to the refraction of light by dust particles in the upper atmosphere.Today, his name is given by atmospheric scientists to the smallest atmospheric aerosol particles (Aitken nuclei), those with a radius less than 0.1 micrometres. This size range include the newly nucleated particles whose existence Aitken demonstrated." (Wiki). He used the area about Kingairloch, Lochaber as a standard for clean air.591p portrait frontis with folding diagrams and charts. Book is ex-library with cancel stamps on fep and labels at rear. Internal evidence of library origin is a blind embossed stamp and numerous smal stamps from Liverpool public liibrary. Boards are dusty and grubby with remains of stamp on spine. Excellent study copy. Heavy - may require extra postage at cost. See scans. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de réf. du vendeur 007693