Croll, James; Climate and Time in Their Geological Relations: A Theory of Secular Changes of the Earth’s Climate. D. Appleton and Co., New York, 1875. Octavo, pp. xvi, 577, e pages ads, 8 color plates and maps ( 2 folding).
The work is complete and in the original brown cloth with gilt cover and spine titles. The binding is tight, light cover wear, spine titles and spine sun faded and lightly soiled, library stamp on front and rear bedsheets “Am Ex Mess Library, Chicago. No other markings. Text and plates are bright and clean. In very good condition.
James Croll (1821-1890) was a Scottish self-educated geoscientist and physicist. He is best remembered as the individual who linked climate change, the Earth’s ice ages and astronomy together by proposing that climate change is caused by periodic changes in the amount of energy our planet receives from the sun. Within his pioneering work “Climate and Time” he says that the solar energy reaching Earth’s southern and northern hemisphere varies based on the Earth’s location and orientation in space versus the sun. He states that the ice ages are caused by solar energy variations altering the trade winds, and hence the ocean currents, such as the Gulf Stream.