METEOROLOGY/CLIMATOLOGY -- PENCK, A. & E. BRÜCKNER. Die Alpen im Eiszeitalter. Lpz., 1909. 3 vols. 1199 pp. W. 19 maps, 30 plates and 156 illustr. in text. Lge-8°. Cont. clothbacked marbled brds. (Some underl. in pencil in vol. 1, but in fine condition).Albrecht Penck (1858-1945) was the first to recognize the existence of more than one glacial period. At the age of twenty-four, he wrote down his ideas in the article 'Die Vergletscherung der deutschen Alpen'. These ideas were later elaborated in his standard work 'Die Alpen im Eiszeitalter', which had a great influence. - First edition. DSB X, 501-6.
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