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Christian Ludwig Otto Buchner
BUCHNER, Christian Ludwig Otto.

BUCHNER, Christian Ludwig Otto.
(1828 - 1897)

(Born: Darmstadt, Germany, 22 May 1828; Died: Geissen, Germany, 5 February 1897) German physicist & naturalist.

Buchner was an instructor of natural history at the Realschule in Giessen. Besides meteors, he authored works on mineral oils, birds, and other natural subjects.

Biographical references: DBA: I 156, 359; II 192, 338-352. Hessische Biographien. Poggendorff: 3, 210 & 4, 200. WBI.

1. German, 1859 [First edition].
Die | Feuermeteore, | insbesondere | die Meteoriten | historisch und naturwissenschaftlich betrachtet | von | Dr. Otto Buchner. | [ornate rule] | Gießen, 1859. | J. Ricker'sche Buchhandlung.

4°: iv, 192 p. Rare.

Bibliographical references: BL. Brown, Bibliography of Meteorites, 1953: no. ??. NUC.

Die Meteoriten, 1863

2. German, 1863 [First edition].
Die | Meteoriten | In Sammlungen, | Ihre Geschichte, Mineralogische Und | Chemische Beschaffenheit. | Von | Dr. Otto Buchner. | [ornate rule] | Leipzig, | Verlag Von Wilhelm Engelmann. | 1863.

8°: xxvi, 202 p.

Rare. A remarkable work giving a comprehensive look at the known meteorite falls, their mineralogy, the chemical composition of specimens, the major meteorite collections with a listing of the falls represented, and methods used in cataloging the collections. To help determine a falls monetary worth, Buchner listed not only the meteorites localities held in various public and private collections, but also the weight of each of the 263 falls represented.

Bibliographical references: BL. Brown, Bibliography of Meteorites, 1953: no. ??. Burke, Cosmic Debris, 1986: p. 210. NUC. Roller & Goodman, Catalogue, 1976: 1, 180.

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