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Notes and Observations on the Ionian Islands and Malta

Notes and Observations on the Ionian Islands and Malta
With Some Remarks on Constantinople and Turkey, and on the System of Quarantine as at Present Conducted
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Europe

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108042376

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  • The English doctor John Davy (1790–1868) was the younger brother of the chemist Sir Humphry Davy, of whom he wrote a memoir, also reissued in this series. After graduating from Edinburgh University, he entered the Army as a surgeon and was posted overseas. From 1824 to 1835 he was stationed in the Mediterranean, and later at Constantinople. Davy took detailed notes of the places he visited and the people he met, and turned some of these writings into books; his scientific observations led to him being made a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1834. Davy's account of his time in the Mediterranean was published in two volumes in 1842. Volume 1 discusses at length the geological and climatic aspects of Malta and the Ionian Islands. Volume 2 discusses governance, arts, commerce, education, and Davy's impressions of the people of the Ionian Islands and includes chapters focusing on medical issues.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108042376
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 57 mm
    • weight: 1.32kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Historical notices of the Ionian Islands and Malta
    2. On the geology and mineralogy of the Ionian Islands
    3. On the geology of Malta and Gozo
    4. On the springs of the Ionian Islands
    5. On the springs of Malta
    6. On the earthquakes of the Ionian Islands
    7. On the temperature of the Mediterranean sea, and on the specific gravity of its water
    8. On the climate of the Ionian Islands
    9. On the climate of Malta
    10. On the soils, and on the state of agriculture and horticulture in the Ionian Islands
    11. On the soils, and state of agriculture and horticulture in Malta. Volume 2:
    1. Sketch of the present government of the Ionian Islands
    2. On the state of the arts in the Ionian Islands
    3. Miscellaneous notices of some of the utensils, implements, and processes in use in the Ionian Islands
    4. On the commerce of the Ionian Islands
    5. On the state of knowledge in the Ionian Islands, and on the means of education
    6. On the charitable institutions of the Ionian Islands
    7. On the character and general condition of the people of the Ionian Islands
    8. Notice of a journey through the mountainous district of Zante, in 1824
    9. Miscellaneous remarks
    with extracts from journals, in farther illustration of the state of the people in the Ionian Islands
    10. On malaria and the fevers of the Ionian Islands
    11. On the fevers of Malta
    12. On the climate of the Mediterranean, in relation to pulmonary consumption
    13. Observations on quarantine
    14. On the small-pox of 1830–1, in Malta
    15. On the climate of Constantinople, and on some of the habits of the people in connexion with climate and health
    16. Notice of some of the public institutions in Constantinople, in connexion with the present state of Turkey

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    John Davy

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