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Brewster, David.

OBSERVATIONS ON THE MEAN TEMPERATURE OF THE GLOBE.

(Read February 7. 1820). ... 1820.
Slim 4to. ([201]-225)pp. + [i] blank. Unopened in parts, disbound, loosely inserted in modern paper wrapps. with paper title label and booksellers ink stamp to upper wrapp. From the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Volume IX. Brewster brings together the findings of various people - Tobias Mayer, Humboldt, Scoresby, Parry to provide an overview of the average temperatures of different part of the world. Sir David Brewster (1781-1868) was a physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor (of the Kaleidoscope), and writer.
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