Electricity, galvanism, magnetism, electro-magnetism, heat, and the steam engine (Google eBook)

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1861
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Page 185 - The plan pursued in this compilation has been, to take the historical narrative of Scripture as the foundation, and to attach to it other portions of Scripture relating to the narrative, either from the Old or New Testament. Thus after the narrative of the Creation, Extracts from the Book of Psalms referring to the Creation have been introduced ; and after the narrative of the Deluge, there have been inserted those comments on that event which are to be found in the New Testament.
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Page 147 - To counteract this, we have, or may be conceived to have, the tenacity of as many longitudinal bars as there are lineal units in the circumference of the cylinder. The united strength of these bars constitutes the total retaining or quiescent force, and at the moment when rupture is about to take place, the divellent and the quiescent forces must obviously be equal.
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