1772 in science

The year 1772 in science and technology involved some significant events.

List of years in science (table)




Earth sciencesEdit

  • The Central England temperature (CET) record begins daily measurements of mean surface air temperatures in the Midlands region of England.[8]
  • William Hamilton publishes Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcano's: in a series of letters addressed to the Royal Society from the Honorable Sir William Hamilton (London).




  • Joseph PriestleyThe History and Present State of Discoveries Relating to Vision, Light and Colours ("Optics")





  1. ^ Presented to the Académie française.
  2. ^ Lambert, Johann Heinrich (1772). "Ammerkungen und Zusatze zurder Land und Himmelscharten Entwerfung". Beiträge zum Gebrauche der Mathematik in deren Anwendung. 3 (6). Reprint: "Anmerkungen und Zusätze zur Entwerfung der Land- und Himmelscharten" (xml). W. Engelmann. 1894. Retrieved 2007-04-10. Translation: Notes and Comments on the Composition of Terrestrial and Celestial Maps. University of Michigan Press. 1972.
  3. ^ Snyder, John P. (1993). Flattening the Earth: Two Thousand Years of Map Projections. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-76747-7.
  4. ^ Snyder, John P. (1987). Map Projections: a Working Manual. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1395. Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2011.
  5. ^ Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent (1965). Elements of chemistry, in a new systematic order: containing all the modern discoveries. Courier Dover Publications. p. 15. ISBN 0-486-64624-6. Retrieved 30 September 2010.
  6. ^ Keys, T. E. (1941). "The Development of Anesthesia". Anesthesiology. 2: 552–574. doi:10.1097/00000542-194109000-00008.
  7. ^ Guyton de Morveau, Louis-Bernard (1772). "Dissertation dur la phlogistique". Digressions académiques, ou essais sur quelgues sujets de physique, de chymie & d'histoire naturelle. Dijon: Frantin.
  8. ^ "UK's warmest year on record predicted". BBC. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014.
  9. ^ Caldwell, Chris. "The largest known prime by year". Retrieved 2011-12-30.
  10. ^ Hadfield, Charles (1969). The Canals of the West Midlands (2nd ed.). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 50. ISBN 0-7153-4660-1.
  11. ^ "The important exterior features of a windmill". Odur.net. Archived from the original on 2012-02-11. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
  12. ^ "Copley Medal | British scientific award". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 July 2020.
  13. ^ "Date of birth on the marriage certificate". archives.somme.fr (in French). Retrieved 5 March 2021.