The Advance of Science in the Last Half-century

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D. Appleton, 1889 - Science - 139 pages
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Page 133 - Cloth, $1.75. CRITIQUES AND ADDRESSES. 12mo. Cloth, $1.50. AMERICAN ADDRESSES; WITH A LECTURE ON THE STUDY OF BIOLOGY. 12mo. Cloth, $1.25. PHYSIOGRAPHY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF NATURE. With Illustrations and Colored Plates. 12mo. Cloth, $2.50.
Page 134 - ON SOUND : A Course of Eight Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Page 136 - ALEXANDER BAIN'S WORKS. THE SENSES AND THE INTELLECT. By ALEXANDER BAIN. LL. D., Professor of Logic in the University of Aberdeen. 8vo. Cloth, $5.00. The object of this treatise Is to give a full and systematic account of two principal divisions of the science of mind— the senses and the intellect.
Page 134 - ELECTRICITY, 1875-'76. 12mo. Cloth, $1.00. HOURS OF EXERCISE IN THE ALPS. With Illustrations. 12mo. Cloth, $2.00.. FARADAY AS A DISCOVERER. A Memoir. 12mo. Cloth, $1.00. CONTRIBUTIONS TO MOLECULAR PHYSICS in the Domain of Radiant Heat. $5.00. SIX LECTURES ON LIGHT.
Page 25 - induction. But anyone who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond fact, rarely get as far as fact ; and...
Page 26 - But any one who is practically acquainted with scientific work is aware that those who refuse to go beyond fact, rarely get as far as fact ; and any one who has studied the history of science knows that almost every great step therein has been made by the
Page 62 - Rumford and Davy had given a great blow to this view of heat by proving that the quantity of heat which two portions of the same body could be made to give out, by rubbing them together, was practically illimitable. This result brought philosophers face to face with the contradiction of supposing that a finite body could contain an infinite quantity of another body; but it was not until 1843, that clear and unquestionable experimental proof was given of the fact that there is a definite relation...
Page 40 - Dalton, as a corollary of the new atomic doctrine, was the creation of a system of symbolic notation, which not only made the nature of chemical compounds and processes easily intelligible and easy of recollection, but, by its very form, suggested new lines of inquiry. The atomic notation was as serviceable to chemistry as the binomial nomenclature and the classificatory schematism of Linnaeus were to zoology and botany. Side by side with these advances arose another, which also has a close parallel...
Page 135 - DESCENT OF MAN, AND SELECTION IN RELATION TO SEX. With many Illustrations. A new edition. 12mo. Cloth, $3.00.

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