Nature, Volum 49

Nature Publishing Group, 1894

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Pāgina 134 - That gravity should be innate, inherent and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of any thing else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it.
Pāgina 25 - ... the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states.
Pāgina 133 - Piscium," had exhausted the Society's finances to such an extent that the salaries even of its officers were in arrears. Accordingly, at the council meeting of June 2, it was ordered that "Mr. Newton's book be printed, and that Mr. Halley undertake the business of looking after it, and printing it at his own charge, which he engaged to do.
Pāgina 169 - Save base authority from others' books. • These earthly godfathers of heaven's lights, That give a name to every fixed star, Have no more profit of their shining nights, Than those that walk, and wot not what they are.
Pāgina 293 - HM A Pocket-book of Marine Engineering Rules and Tables. For the use of Marine Engineers and Naval Architects, Designers, Draughtsmen, Superintendents and all engaged in the design and construction of Marine Machinery, Naval and Mercantile.
Pāgina 180 - Memoranda of the origin, plan, and results of the field and other experiments conducted on the farm and in the laboratory of Sir JB Lawes at Rothamsted, Herts.
Pāgina 3 - OUR BOOK SHELF. Inorganic Chemistry for Beginners, By Sir Henry Roscoe, FRS, assisted by Joseph Lunt. (London : Macmillan and Co., 1893.) Everyone recognises the necessity for having works upon elementary science written by men in thorough touch with their subject. It is with some satisfaction, therefore, that we notice this book, in which Sir Henry Roscoe clearly expounds the elementary principles of chemistry, and describes some of the non-metallic elements and their more important compounds. The...
Pāgina 135 - reflection," " refraction," appearing in it as subtitles. During the fifty-six years which have passed since Faraday first offended physical mathematicians with his curved lines of force, many workers and many thinkers have helped to build up the nineteenth century school of plenum; one ether for light, heat, electricity, magnetism ; and the German and English volumes containing Hertz's electrical papers, given to the world in the last decade of the century, will be a permanent monument of the splendid...
Pāgina 134 - Faraday, with his curved lines of electric force, and his dielectric efficiency of air and of liquid and solid insulators, resuscitated the idea of a medium through which, and not only through which but by which, forces of attraction or repulsion, seemingly acting at a distance, are transmitted. The long struggle of the first half of the eighteenth century was not merely on the question of a medium to serve for gravific mechanism, but on the correctness of the Newtonian law of gravitation as a matter...
Pāgina 278 - ... to 76 per cent, in the muscular work done. In the next place, the effect of sugar added to the meals was investigated. The muscle energy producing effect of sugar was found to be so great that 200 grammes added to a small meal increased the total amount of work done from 6 to 39 per cent. Sugar (250 grammes...

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