Electricity in the Service of Man: A Popular and Practical Treatise on the Applications of Electricity in Modern Life

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Cassell, limited, 1886 - Electric engineering - 859 pages
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Page 792 - ... one of the most useful as well as one of the most eminent traits in the human character.
Page 845 - ... of business; it has enabled man to descend to the depths of the sea, to soar into the air, to penetrate securely into the noxious recesses of the earth, to traverse the land in cars which whirl along without horses, and the ocean in ships which run ten knots an hour against the wind.
Page 217 - The extraordinary noise caused by the horses' hoofs makes the fish issue from the mud, and excites them to combat. These yellowish and livid eels, resembling large aquatic serpents, swim on the surface of the water, and crowd under the bellies of the horses and mules. A contest between animals of so different an organization furnishes a very striking spectacle.

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