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Draft of Icelandic ice mountains

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Pálsson, Sveinn
Draft of a physical, geographical, and historical description of Icelandic ice mountains on the basis of a journey to the most prominent of them in 1792-1794 with four ma
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Pálsson, Sveinn :

Draft of a physical, geographical, and historical description of Icelandic ice mountains on the basis of a journey to the most prominent of them in 1792-1794 with four maps and eight perspective drawings

Herausgegeben von Oddur Sigurðsson und Richard S. Williams. Übersetzt von Oddur Sigurðsson und Richard S. Williams. Englisch. Reykjavík, 2003. 183 S., zahlr. teils farb. Abb., Geb

lcelandic lce Mountains by Sveinn PaIsson (1762-1840) is one of the greatest contributions by an lcelander to science, but this treatise remained obscure to the global scientific community for more than two centuries. Icelandic Ice Mountains is an annotated and illustrated English translation of the original manuscript. If published when written (1795), it would have ranked as one of the premier scientific books of the 18th century. Sveinn Palsson, an Icelandic naturalist and surgeon, clearly belongs to the select company of 18th-century pioneering glaciologists of the world.

ISBN10 9979-66-146-1 9979661461 ISBN 978-9979-66-146-7 9789979661467 Hið íslenska bókmenntafélag