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Probleme der kosmischen Physik


THIS excellent series of monographs serves a valuable purpose in providing separate works on many interesting natural phenomena, and not least in the case of those of minor interest, the literature of which is fragmentary and widely scattered; workers in other fields can turn to these books with fair confidence that they will find all the important facts and theories concerning the respective subjects. In particular this is the case with the volume under review, which appears to be almost the first book expressly devoted to the zodiacal light; the author is an enthusiastic student of the subject, and has observed it systematically for nearly forty years. The volume is of great interest both on the side of observation and on that of theory; it may be hoped that it will lead others to observe the zodiacal light regularly, especially since the way in which the position and form of the light vary with the latitude and longitude of the station of observation is not yet adequately known.

Probleme der kosmischen Physik.

Herausgegeben von Prof. Christian Jensen Prof. Dr. Arnold Schwassmann. Band 11: Das Zodiakallicht; sein Wesen, seine kosmische oder tellurische Stellung. Von Dr. Friedrich Schmid. Pp. x + 132 + 4 Tafeln. (Hamburg: Henri Grand, 1928.) 10.50 gold marks.

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Probleme der kosmischen Physik. Nature 124, 123–124 (1929).

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