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Carl J.C.J. Diruf
DIRUF, Carl Jacob Christoph Joseph.

DIRUF, Carl Jacob Christoph Joseph.
(1774 - after 1833)

(Born: 1774; Died: after 1833) German physician.

Diruf was a professor of medicine and surgery at Pfalzbaiern.

Biographical references: DBA: I 240, 413-417; II 277, 166. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Hirsch, Biographisches Lexikon, 1884-8. Schrader, Biographisch Lexicon der Tierärtze, 1863. WBI.

1. German, 1805.
Ideen | zur Naturerklärung | der | Metror- oder Luftsteine | [tapered rule] | von | C.I. Diruf | [...4 lines of titles and memberships...] | [tapered rule] | [...2 lines of quotation, signed Cicero...] | [ornate rule] | Göttingen, 1805. | Bei Heinrich Dieterich.

8°: π2 A-I8 K5; 79l.; [4], [1]-153, [1] p. Page size: 174 x 100 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [2 pgs], "Inhaltsanzeige."; [1]-6, "Vorrede."; [7], Sectional title page, "Ideen | zur Naturerklärung | der | Meteor- oder Luftsteine."; [8], Blank.; [9]-153, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.

Rare. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, there was a debate concerning the origins of meteorites. Many believed they were developed in the earth's upper atmosphere through some unknown process, while a minority supposed they originated outside the earth's atmosphere. In this monograph, Diruf supports the theory of formation in the earth's atmosphere, referring to meteorites as "Luftsteine" (=air-stones).

Bibliographical references: BL [1136.c.36.]. Burke, Cosmic Debris, 1986 [not mentioned]. LKG: XVI 352.

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