1840 in science

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

List of years in science (table)

EventsEdit

AstronomyEdit

BiologyEdit

ChemistryEdit

Earth sciencesEdit

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

ExplorationEdit

History of scienceEdit

MedicineEdit

MetrologyEdit

PhysicsEdit

TechnologyEdit

AwardsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ Headrick, Daniel R. (1981). The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-502832-4.
  9. ^ Bühler, Walter Kaufmann (1987). Gauss: a biographical study. Springer-Verlag. pp. 144–145. ISBN 978-0-387-10662-5.
  10. ^ Hecht, Eugene (1987). Optics. Addison Wesley. p. 134. ISBN 978-0-201-11609-0.
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