The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the Progressive Discoveries and Improvements in the Sciences and the Arts, Band 17

A. and C. Black, 1834

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Seite 458 - ... apparatus for, communicating and transmitting or extending motive power, by means whereof carriages or waggons may be propelled on railways or roads, and vessels may be propelled on canals...
Seite 460 - London, merchant, in consequence of a communication made to him by a certain foreigner residing abroad...
Seite 62 - In a few hours (I cannot now be exact as to the time) the black, being warmed most by the sun, was sunk so low as to be below the stroke of the sun's rays; the dark blue almost as low, the lighter blue not quite so much as the dark, the other colours less as they were lighter; and the quite white remained on the surface of the snow, not having entered it at all.
Seite 61 - ... concluded, that the colours of natural bodies are not qualities inherent in the bodies themselves, but arise from the disposition of the particles of each body to stop or absorb certain rays, and thus to reflect more copiously the rays which are not thus absorbed.
Seite 62 - I laid them all out upon the snow in a bright sunshiny morning. In a few hours (I cannot now be exact as to the time), the black, being warmed...
Seite 73 - What signifies philosophy that does not apply to some use ? May we not learn from hence that black clothes are not so fit to wear in a hot, sunny climate or season as white ones...
Seite 92 - the most pernicious infection next the plague, is the smell of a jail; when the prisoners have been long and close and nastily kept: whereof we have had, in our time, experience twice or thrice; when both the judges that sat upon the jail, and numbers of those who attended the business, or were present, sickened and died.
Seite 389 - These occur at various elevations, from one to a hundred feet, and sometimes reach fifty miles inland. The shells are partly marine and partly fluviatile ; the marine species are identical with those now living in the ocean, but are dwarfish in size, and never attain the average dimensions of those which live in waters sufficiently salt to enable them to reach their full development.
Seite 383 - The Statistical Society will consider it to be the first and most essential rule of its conduct to exclude carefully all opinions from its transactions and publications, — to confine its attention rigorously to facts, — and, as far as it may be found possible, to facts which can be stated numerically and arranged in tables.

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