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(1) Handbuch der Klimatologie (2) Das Klima der Schweiz auf Grundlage der 37-jährigen Beobachtungsperiode 1864–1900

Nature volume 88, pages 542543 (22 February 1912) | Download Citation

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WITH the third volume of his “Handbuch der Klimatologie” (1) Prof. Hann has completed the third edition of that famous work. This last volume deals with the special climatology of the temperate and polar regions. It would be difficult to find in other 700 pages of printed matter a similar collection of well-arranged facts. Not that the book is a mere collection of facts. The author has succeeded in clothing the dry bones with flesh, and the discussions of the data and the bringing of them into relation, on one hand, with the general physics of the globe, and, on the other, with the various phases of human activity, make most interesting reading. The manner in which the works of other authors are drawn on in this connection is wholly admirable.

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