Catalogue Number: 1005
The human eye and the sun: 'hot' and 'cold' light
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: VAVILOV Sergi Ivanovich (Translated from Russian by OM Blunn)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1965
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Pergamon Press Ltd
Description Of Item: Original pictorial card cover, 156 pages including index, First section page 1 to 106 with 56 figs in text: second section p 111-152, 6 figs in text.
Historical Significance: Vavilov (1891- 1951) was regarded as 'an outstanding scientist, an organiser of soviet science, a statesman and public figure'. See Optics and Spectroscopy 2002; 92(6). He was a physicist and President of the USSR Academy of Sciences after World War 2 until his death in 1951. He was also a Deputy of the Moscow and Leningrad City Councils and a Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Soviet Republic from 1938 to 1946 and a Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR 1946 to 1951.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library
Date Acquired: Nov 2008
Condition: Good. VCO library stamp and stickers
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note