Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Un Exemple de l'ús de la meteorologia per difondre l'activitat científica: les memòries d'Agustí Yàñez i Girona per a l'Acadèmia de Ciències de Barcelona a mitjan segle XIX

Raimon Sucarrats i Riera


Agustí Yàñez (1789-1857) was one of the most important and influential
Catalan scientists in the first half of the XIXth century. He was the Natural Historys
professor in the Pharmacy College and in different chairs of Barcelonas University.
He was also an active member of different institutions, wrote textbooks on Natural
History and presented interesting memories about Chemistry, Mineralogy, Palaeontology
and Meteorology to the Academy of Sciences. In the field of Meteorology,
Yàñez wrote more than ten memories and many of them were published in the Bulletin
of the Academy of Sciences between 1840 and 1841. In those memories, he
described Barcelonas climate and studied the effects of meteorological agents in
living beings. But, above all, Yàñez tried to make meteorology popular among population
and used it as a way to divulge the scientific method.

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