Berlin: Verlag von G. W. F. Müller, 1853. Hardcover. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Octavo. viii 292pp. German language text. Bound in dark green boards, gilt lettering and design to spine. Two double page plates of scientific instruments in rear. Lacking the frontispiece portrait.Two previous owner's bookplates on front fixed endpaper. Two small library stamps on title page. Corners are bumped. Front gutter starting. Uncommon work. Good. Item #66982
Dove did important work in the areas of physics, meteorology, induced electricity, the earth's magnetisim, optical properies of crystals. He discovered binaural beats and he also developed scientific instruments. Dove, together with H. W. Brandes formulated his "Drehungsgestz" (law of rotation, 1827), which states that the order of meteorological phenomena at a single place on the earth's surface corresponds to what would happen if there were great whirligigs rotating clockwise in the atmosphere. He was the first to find a system of weather changes. The work here is on color theory. Discusses the history of optics, interference, nature of light, absorption, spectroscopes, polarization. DSB IV.