Item #29255 An Essay on Dew, and Several Appearances Connected With It. William Charles Wells.

An Essay on Dew, and Several Appearances Connected With It.

Philadelphia, PA: Haswell, Barrington, and Haswell, 1838. Hardcover. First Edition. First U.S. Edition. 71 pp. 8vo. Brown pebbled faux-leather boards with gold titling to spine, original volume has been rebound. Light foxing within, text block has been trimmed when it was rebound. Very Good.
William Charles Wells (1757-1817) was a physician and physicist who conducted numerous experiments on friost and dew. Wells first believed that dew and frost were the causes of air that was a few degrees colder than the ground. He began to experiment and changed his theory when he realized that a combination of temperature, temperature change, and heat being conducted by various materials on the ground caused the condensate that resulted in dew or frost.
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