(Born: Geneva, Switzerland, 23 September 1854; Died: 1904) Swiss crystallographer.
Soret was educated at Paris and Heidelberg. He became a professor of mineralogy at the University of Geneva in 1881 from which he retired in 1900.
Biographical references: DBA: II 1236, 203-206. Duparc, Louis., "Charles Soret. Notice biographique," Archives des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles (Genève), 18, p. 5-24, portrait. Gramlich, V. and H. Grimmer, "The history of crystallography in Switzerland", Chimia, 55, (2001), 484-6.
[A short review of the development of crystallography in Switzerland and of the Swiss Society for Crystallography.]. J. K. Platten and P. Costesèque., "Charles Soret. A short biography on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of his death," The European Physical Journal E - Soft Matter, 15 (2004), no. 3, p. 235-239. Poggendorff: 3, p. 1270 & 4, 1416-7. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 3, p. 2147. WBI.
1. French, 1893.
Éléments | De | Cristallographie | Physique | Par | Charles Soret | Professor A L'Université Des Genéve | Avec 1 Planche Et 538 Figures Dans Le Texte | [ornate rule] | [Next lines set in two columns separated by a rule: Genève | H. Georg, Éditeur | Bale: Mème Maison | [vertical rule] | Paris | Gauthier-Villars | Grands-Augustins, 55 | 1893 | Tous droits réservés.
8°: [i]-xx, -653,  p.
Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "Éléments | De | Cristallographie Physique," verso printer's info.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-vii, "Avant-Propos."-signed Ch. Soret, 1 December 1892.; [viii], Blank.; [ix]-xx, "Table De Matières."; , Sectional title page.; , Blank.; -646, Text.; -653, "Index."; [1 pg], "Explication De La Planche."
Very scarce. An extensive work giving the Elements of Physical Crystallography in a long and comprehensive treatise. The work covers symmetry, crystallographic systems, crystallographic imprefections, chemical composition, physical properties, optics, and thermal, magnetic and electrical properties.
Bibliographical references: Hlawatsch, Bibliothekskatalog, 1911: p. 84. NUC.