Journal of natural philosophy, chemistry, and the arts: illustrated with engravings. By William Nicholson. ... (Google eBook)

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printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1799
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Contents

Copy of a Letter from Professor Wilson of Glasgow on the Art of mul
60
Observations chemical and economical on various Subjects p
71
The Method of making strong artificial Magnets By M Coulomb
80
Extracts from the Manuscripts of Leonard de Vinci With Remarks
84
Observations and Experiments on the Formation of Sulphate of Soda
91
X A Report made to the Council of Trade and Mines in Spain on a
93
Instructions concerning the Manufacture of Steels and its Uses By Van
102
VI An Attempt to discover the Genuineness and Purity of Drugs and
118
Examination of saline substances Sulphuric nitrous acetic acetous bpracic tartareous karabic
267
A Model proposed for the Construction of a Satellitian or Instrument
121
Objections to the Opinion of Professor Spallanzani respecting the Cause
132
The sweet cane mentioned as an article of commerce by Isaiah and Jeremiah Various accounts
138
JULY 1798
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Farther Experiments and Observations on the Affections and Properties
147
Enquiries respecting the Colouring Matter of Vegetables and the Action
155
An Account of certain Motions which small lighted Wicks acquire
167
Description of a small float and wick which when lighted circulates upon oil Other attendant phe
519
Experimental Researches concerning the Principle of the lateral Com
553
Experiments and Observations on the Effect of annealing a Plate
140
On the Knowledge of the Ancients respecting Gravity By a Corre
184
Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society at Manchester Vol V Transactions of the Royal
191
AUGUST 1798
317
Farther Experiments and Observations on the Affections and Properties
147
Observations on Bituminous Substances with a Description of the Varie
201
New Methods of affording at an inconsiderable Expence the Heat
209
An Account of some Experiments made by Mr Joha Cuthbertson with
216
Observations Account of the fossil bones found in the Rock of Gibraltar Their origin
233
An Account of the Principles and Effect of Steam Engines which
228
On the supposed Improvement of Achromatic Lenses when rendered
235
SEPTEMBER 1798
241
Expansion of carbonated hydrogenous gas by electrization observed by Dr Austin Conclusion that
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Production of bitumens New species found in Derbyshire which ii elastic Enumeration
288
Observations on the Physical and Political Geography of North Africa
253
Observations on Metallic Money chiefly directed to ascertain the most
260
Observations on the Natural History of Guiana In a Letter from Wil
347
On the Sugar Maple By Citizen Testier p
304
The Dutch Process for making the Blue distinguished by the Name
311
An Essay on the Art of conveying Secret and Swift Intelligence
319
Scientific News and Accounts of Books p
328
J An Account of three different Kinds of Timber Trees which are likely
333
Historical facts and observations which prove the rapid growth and advantages to be derived front
190
Abstract of a Memoir of M Proust on the Tanning Principle By Citi
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Observations on the Natural History of Guiana In a Letter from William
347
Observations on the rivers and their agency in forming the soil of Guiana their creeks floods
432
VHs Observation of the Passage of a Comet over the Disc of the Sun By Citi
357
Description of a newinvented detached Escapement for Pocket Watches
363
Information respecting the Znonic Acid discovered by Berthollet p
369
Analysis of the Red Lead of Siberia with Experiments on the
387
Information respecting the Earth of the Beryl in Continuation of
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An Enquiry concerning the Chemical Properties that have been attributed
400
Experiments and Observations on the Nature of Sugar and of Vegetable
406
On the Art of covering Wire Cloth with a transparent Varnisli as a Sub
412
Various nonconductors used for the excitation of electricity Enumeration Description of
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Memoir on the Climate of Ireland By the Rev William Hamilton
431
Experiments and Observations on ElectricityExcitationThe
438
Experiments to determine the Density of the Earth By Henry Caven
446
An Inquiry concerning the Chemical Properties that have been attri
426
Some Account of the Persian CottonTree By Matthew Guthrie
457
Enquiries concerning the Invention and Practice of the Art of Hat
467
Experiments in which detonations were produced by placing a small portion of phosphorus upst
473
On Mr Cartwrights Apparatus for rendering the pistons of Steam Engines
476
An Account of a singular Halo of the Moon In a Letter from William
485
Concerning a new Variety of Argillaceous Ironore By Samuel L Mit
494
The acetous and acetic acids are not the fame when equally diluted The acetous acid contains a larger
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Accounts of Books Sec p
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MARCH 1799
525
Discovery of Sulphate of Strontan near Sodbury in Gloucestershire by G
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On Waterwheels p
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Page 355 - Armenians, have a singular method of ornamenting watch cases, &c., with diamonds and other precious stones, by simply glueing or cementing them on. The stone is set in silver or gold, and the lower part of the metal made flat, or to correspond with the part to which it is to be fixed; it is then warmed gently, and...
Page 113 - BOILED ! It would be difficult to describe the surprise and astonishment expressed in the countenances of the bystanders, on seeing so large a quantity of cold water heated, and actually made to boil, without any fire.
Page 107 - Being engaged lately in superintending the boring of cannon in the workshops of the military arsenal at Munich, I was struck with the very considerable degree of Heat which a brass gun acquires in a short time in being bored, and with the still more intense Heat (much greater than that of boiling water, as I found by experiment) of the metallic chips separated from it by the borer.
Page 116 - ... it appears to me to be extremely difficult, if not quite impossible, to form any distinct idea of anything capable of being excited and communicated in the manner the Heat was excited and communicated in these experiments, except it be MOTION.
Page 13 - Far on the right, her dogs foul Scylla hides: Charybdis roaring on the left presides, And in her greedy whirlpool sucks the tides; Then spouts them from below: with fury driv'n, The waves mount up and wash the face of heav'n.
Page 219 - ... above defcribed, and having remained for a long feries of years in thofe places of reft, expofed to the permeating action of water, have become enveloped in, and cemented by, the calcareous matter which it depofits. THE bones, in this composition, have not the fmalleft appearance of being petrified ; and if they have undergone any change, it is more like that of calcination than that of petrifaction, as the moft folid parts of them generally admit of being cut and fcraped down with the fame eafe...
Page 112 - ... made watertight by means of collars of oiled leather, the box was filled with cold water (viz. at the temperature of 60'), and the machine was put in motion. The result of this beautiful experiment was very striking, and the pleasure it afforded me amply repaid me for all the trouble I had had in contriving and arranging the complicated machinery used in making it.
Page 112 - ... of the other end of it, it is evident that the machinery could be put in motion, without the least danger of forcing the box out of its place, throwing the water out of it, or deranging any part of the apparatus.
Page 116 - I could perceive none; nor was there any sign of decomposition of any kind whatever, or other chemical process, going on in the water. Is it possible that the heat could have been supplied by means of the iron bar to the end of which the blunt steel borer was fixed?
Page 330 - The winds roared, and the rains fell. The poor white man, faint and weary, came and sat under our tree. He has no mother to bring him milk; no wife to grind his corn.

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