A Dictionary of Chemistry: On the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's, in which the Principles of the Science are Investigated Anew and Its Applications to the Phenomena of Nature, Medicine, Mineralogy, Agriculture, and Manufactures Detailed, Band 2

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Robert Desilver, 1821 - 14 Seiten
 

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Seite 21 - ... from the size of a pin's head to that of a pea ; scattered through a large body of sand or clay ; and in this state it is called by the Mandingoes sanoo munko,
Seite 35 - The sentence, no doubt, was thus intended: 'In less than half a minute, the respiration [being continued, these feelings] diminished gradually, and were succeeded by [a sensation] analogous to gentle pressure on all the muscles.
Seite 73 - Fahrenheit. Plants and trees, the roots of which are fibrous and hard, and capable of penetrating deep into the earth, will vegetate to advantage in almost all common soils that are moderately dry, and do not contain a very great excess of vegetable matter.
Seite 65 - Without deciding whether vapour be simply expanded by heat, and diffused through the atmosphere, or chemically combined with it, he maintained from the phenomena, that the quantity of vapour capable of entering into the air, increases in a greater ratio than the temperature ; and hence he fairly infers, that whenever two volumes of air of different temperatures, are mixed together, each being previously saturated with vapour, a precipitation of a portion of vapour must ensue, in consequence of the...

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