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Nicolas BERTHOLON

Physics, Volcanology. BERTHOLON. De l’Electricité des Météores.

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Nicolas BERTHOLON
Physics, Volcanology. BERTHOLON. De l’Electricité des Météores.
 

BERTHOLON, Nicolas. De l’Electricité des Météores. 

Lyon, Bernuset, 1787


2 voll. in-8vo, mm. 200x130; Leg. coeva m. pelle e cart. marmoriz., filetti e tit. in oro al dorso, tagli a spruzzo; pp. XXVIII, 446, i. e. 436; (4), 391, (5); 6 tavv. in rame rip. f. t. Ottimo esemplare. 


Edizione originale. L’opera del noto fisico francese, amico di Franklin, è dedicata all’analisi dell’elettricità atmosferica ed ai fenomeni meteorologici, e prosegue gli studi avviati nell’opera precedente sull’elettricità dei vegetali. Wheeler Gift: “Natural phenomena connected with electricity including earthquakes, volcanoes, hail, and waterspouts. Efficacy of conductors with points and with knobs.  Details of experiments by d’Alibard, de Romas, Beccaria and others. Pernicious practice of ringing bells on the approach of a storm...”  Le tavole incise da Legrand raffigurano strumenti scientifici e fenomeni naturali in cui si manifestano forti cariche elettriche. 

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