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Page 26 - The Electrical Researches of the Honourable Henry Cavendish, FRS Written between 1771 and 1781, Edited from the original manuscripts in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire, KG, by J. CLERK MAXWELL, FRS Demy 8vo. cloth, iSs. Hydrodynamics, a Treatise on the Mathematical Theory of Fluid Motion, by HORACE LAMB, MA, Professor of Mathematics in the University of Adelaide.
Page 170 - Doctor, do offer of an instrument to sink ships; he tells me that which is more strange, that something made of gold, which they call in chymistry Aurum Fulminans, a grain, I think he said, of it, put into a silver spoon and fired, will give a blow like a musquett, and strike a hole through the silver spoon downward, without the least force upwards; and this he can make a cheaper experiment of, he says, with iron prepared.
Page 264 - A Short History of Natural Science and of the Progress of Discovery, From the Time of the Greeks to the Present Time.
Page 137 - NICHOLSON. A Manual of Zoology, for the use of Students. With a General Introduction on the Principles of Zoology. By HENRY ALLEYNE NICHOLSON, MD, D.Sc., FLS, FGS, Regius Professor of Natural History in the University of Aberdeen.
Page 265 - The work, though mainly intended for children and young persons, may be most advantageously read by many persons of riper age, and may serve to implant in their minds a fuller and clearer conception of ' the promises, the achievements, and the claims of science.
Page 683 - These principles I consider not as occult qualities, supposed to result from the specific forms of things, but as general laws of nature by which the things themselves are formed : their truth appearing to us by phenomena, though their causes be not yet discovered. For these are manifest qualities, and their causes only are occult.
Page 278 - A wasp, on a gravel walk, had caught a fly nearly as large as himself; kneeling on the ground I observed him separate the tail and the head from the body part, to which the wings were attached. He then took the body part in his paws, and rose about two feet from the ground with it; but a gentle breeze wafting the wings of the fly turned him round in the air, and he settled again with his prey upon the gravel. I then distinctly observed him cut off with his mouth, first one of the wings, and then...
Page 182 - ... twere) sinks to the bottom. Nor can ye make a hole in the side of the dish, but the sand shall run out of it to a level. Not an obvious property of a fluid body, as such, but this does imitate; and all this...
Page 151 - ... but was also passed through a tube containing anhydrous phosphoric acid. Having confirmed by new experiments the fact that ozone is formed by the action of the electrical spark on pure and dry oxygen, the author proceeds to institute a comparison between the properties of ozone derived from different sources. These he finds to be in every respect the same. Thus ozone, however prepared, is destroyed, or rather converted into ordinary oxygen, by exposure to a temperature of about 237° C., and...