The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

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Charles W. Vincent, James Mason
Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1858 - Science
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Page 288 - Illustrated with Engravings, fcp. 8vo. 5s. cloth. ** This work is published annually, and contains a complete and condensed view of the progress of discovery during the year, systematically arranged, with engravings illustrative of novelties in the arts and sciences, &c. The volumes, from its commencement in 1839, may still be had, 5s.
Page 29 - Christmas with the Poets : a Collection of English Poetry relating to the Festival of Christmas. Illustrated by Birket Foster, and with numerous initial letters and borders beautifully printed in gold and colours by Edmund Evans.
Page 288 - WASHINGTON STREET, BOSTON, ANNUAL OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY ; or, Year Book of Facts in Science and Art, exhibiting the most important Discoveries and Improvements in Mechanics, Useful Arts, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Meteorology, Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography, Antiquities, etc.
Page 8 - THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE ; or, Young Humphry Davy (the Cornish Apothecary's Boy who taught himself Natural Philosophy, and eventually became President of the Royal Society). The Life of a Wonderful Boy.
Page 14 - New Edition, wth Frontispiece, fcp. 8vo. 4s, cloth. Williams's Symbolical Euclid, chiefly from the Text of Dr. Simson. Adapted to the Use of Students by. the Rev. JM WILLIAMS, of Queen's College, Cambridge. New Edition, 6s. 6d. cloth ; 7s. roan.— An 8vo. Edition may also be had, 7s. cloth.
Page 13 - Six Numbers, 2s. each ; or cloth, 14s. The Human Figure: A Series of Progressive Studies, by Mons. JULIEN. With Instructions. Six Nos.
Page 283 - The Open Timber Roofs of the Middle Ages. Illustrated by Perspective and Working Drawings of some of the best varieties of Church Roofs ; with descriptive Letterpress. By R. and JA BRANDON.
Page 124 - ... be familiar to practical men, yet appeared to have escaped the attention of those who were more engaged in scientific research. The great fact which he desired to call attention to is comprised in the following general proposition, namely, that all substances in a molten condition are specifically heavier than the same substance in an unmolteu state.
Page 16 - CASSELL'S POPULAR EDUCATOR, complete in Six Volumes, crown 4to, price 4s. 6d. each, in cloth boards; or in Three Double Volumes, price 8s. 6d. each. The first 3 vols. of the " Popular Educator " are published in a cheaper form, price 8s, each, neatly bound in cloth; or the 3 vols.
Page 248 - Fourthly, though the phenomenon is in the strictest sense terrestrial, it is by converse with the heavens that it has been made known to us. A variation of probably a second, or less, in the right ascension of three or four stars, observed at different seasons, no doubt revealed the fact to the sagacious astronomer of Armagh, and even enabled him to divine its cause ; which has been confirmed as the true cause, and placed in a clearer light by the experiments of Mr Hopkins. One useful lesson may...

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