The Atmosphere

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Harper & Brothers, 1873 - Atmosphere - 453 pages
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Page 338 - PM At the Royal Observatory, by Robinson's anemometer, during this time the motion of the air was six miles only. On April 6 the balloon left the Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, at 4h. 8m. PM Its correct path is not known, as it entered several different currents of air, the earth being invisible owing to the mist : it descended at Sevenoaks, in Kent, at 5h.
Page xi - ... and the optical appearances which objects present as seen through different atmospheric strata ; of the phenomena connected with heat, wind, clouds, rain, and electricity, including the subjects of the laws of climate: the contents are therefore of deep importance to all classes of persons, especially to the observer of nature, the agriculturist, and the navigator.
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Page 48 - I then lighted the fire in the furnace, and kept it up incessantly for twelve days, the mercury being just sufficiently heated to boil. At the expiration of the second day, small red particles formed upon the surface of the mercury, and increased in size and number for the next four or five days, when they became stationary. At the end of the twelve days, seeing that the calcination of the mercury made no further progress, I let out the fire and set the vessels to cool. The volume of air contained...

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