Draft of Icelandic ice mountains
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.