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With the title "Dampcloot", Rodrigo Hernández (1983, Mexico) refers to a 17th-century Dutch word coined by the Flemish mathematician and engineer Simon Stevin (1548-1620) to translate the Latin "vaporum sphaera".

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With the title "Dampcloot", Rodrigo Hernández (1983, Mexico) refers to a 17th-century Dutch word coined by the Flemish mathematician and engineer Simon Stevin (1548-1620) to translate the Latin "vaporum sphaera", a term with which Galileo referred to a "vaporous realm". The word "dampcloot" was only used briefly and was eventually replaced by the current …

With the title "Dampcloot", Rodrigo Hernández (1983, Mexico) refers to a 17th-century Dutch word coined by the Flemish mathematician and engineer Simon Stevin (1548-1620) to translate the Latin "vaporum sphaera", a term with which Galileo referred to a "vaporous realm". The word "dampcloot" was only used briefly and was eventually replaced by the current term "atmosphere", after being called by other authors "eercloot" and "dampkring", among many other names. Stevin, however, had a preference for the way in which different …

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Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL
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