LOUIS ALBERT NECKER DE SAUSSURE H
He is best remembered for devising the optical illusion now known as
He was educated in
He returned to Scotland in 1841 and settled on the Isle of Skye, lodging with the Cameron family at Bosville Terrace in Portree. His scientific interests turned to astronomy and a study of the aurora borealis . In 1843 and 1845 he was joined by his friend James Forbes a glaciologist. Together they made the first accurate map of the Cuillins .
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* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 59523649 * LCCN : nr98020416 * ISNI : 0000 0000 7998 3548 * GND : 104364440 * SUDOC : 129371920 * H