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Encyclopedia > Horace de Saussure

Horace-Benedict de Saussure was a French-Swiss naturalist who constructed the first known western solar oven in 1767.


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Horace-Benedict de Saussure and his Hot Boxes of the 1700's (http://solarcooking.org/saussure.htm)


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Horace-Bénédict de Saussure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (874 words)
de Saussure was born in Conches, near Geneva.
Saussure's geological observations made him a firm believer in the Neptunian theory: he regarded all rocks and minerals as deposited from aqueous solution or suspension, and attached much importance to the study of meteorological conditions.
De Saussure was honoured by being depicted on the 20 Swiss franc banknote of the sixth issue of Swiss National Bank notes (1979-1995 when replaced by the eighth issue, and the notes were recalled in 2000) (These notes will become valueless on 1 May 2020).
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