Notes and Observations on the Ionian Islands and Malta: Volume 1

Notes and Observations on the Ionian Islands and Malta: Volume 1 : With Some Remarks on Constantinople and Turkey, and on the System of Quarantine as at Present Conducted

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The English doctor John Davy (1790-1868) was the younger brother of the chemist Sir Humphry Davy, of whom he wrote a memoir, also reissued in this series. After graduating from Edinburgh University, he entered the Army as a surgeon and was posted overseas. From 1824 to 1835 he was stationed in the Mediterranean, and later at Constantinople. Davy took detailed notes of the places he visited and the people he met, and turned some of these writings into books; his scientific observations led to him being made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1834. Davy's account of his time in the Mediterranean was published in two volumes in 1842. Volume 1 begins with an overview of the respective histories of the Ionian Islands and Malta, and then discusses at length the geological and climatic aspects of the islands, examining their mineralogy, seasons, water temperature, and soil composition.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 b/w illus. 1 table
  • 1139162721
  • 9781139162722

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Historical notices of the Ionian Islands and Malta; 2. On the geology and mineralogy of the Ionian Islands; 3. On the geology of Malta and Gozo; 4. On the springs of the Ionian Islands; 5. On the springs of Malta; 6. On the earthquakes of the Ionian Islands; 7. On the temperature of the Mediterranean sea, and on the specific gravity of its water; 8. On the climate of the Ionian Islands; 9. On the climate of Malta; 10. On the soils, and on the state of agriculture and horticulture in the Ionian Islands; 11. On the soils, and state of agriculture and horticulture in Malta.
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