1840 in science

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The year 1840 in science and technology involved some significant events, listed below.

Events[edit]

Astronomy[edit]

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Earth sciences[edit]

  • Louis Agassiz publishes his Etudes sur les glaciers, the first major scientific work to propose that the Earth has seen an ice age.

Exploration[edit]

History of science[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Metrology[edit]

Physics[edit]

Technology[edit]

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whewell, William (1840). "Introduction". The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, founded upon their history. 1. London: J. W. Parker. pp. 113, 71. 
  2. ^ "scientist, n". Oxford English Dictionary online version. Oxford University Press. September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-02.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. ^ "physicist, n". Oxford English Dictionary online version. Oxford University Press. September 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  4. ^ Black, George W. (1978). "Justus Liebig's Contribution to Agricultural Chemistry". Journal of Chemical Education. American Chemical Society. 55: 33. Bibcode:1978JChEd..55...33B. doi:10.1021/ed055p33.1. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  5. ^ "Hess, Germain Henri". Archived from the original on 2007-02-09. Retrieved 2007-03-12. 
  6. ^ "Antarctic Exploration — Chronology". Quark Expeditions. 2004. Archived from the original on 2006-09-08. Retrieved 2006-10-20. 
  7. ^ Guillon, Jacques (1986). Dumont d'Urville. Paris: France-Empire. ISBN 2-7048-0472-9. 
  8. ^ Headrick, Daniel R. (1981). The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-502832-5. 
  9. ^ Bühler, Walter Kaufmann (1987). Gauss: a biographical study. Springer-Verlag. pp. 144–145. ISBN 0-387-10662-6. 
  10. ^ Hecht, Eugene (1987). Optics. Addison Wesley. p. 134. ISBN 0-201-11609-X.