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BIRD'S NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.
ELEMENTS OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY,
BEING AN EXPERIMENTAL INTRODUCTION TO THE
ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER THREE HUNDRED WOOD-CUTS.
BY GOLDING BIRD, M.D.,
Assistant Physician to Guy's Hospital.
In one neat volume. "By the appearance of Dr. Bird's work, the student has now all that he can desire in one neat, concise, and well-digested volume. The elements of natural philosophy are explained in very simple language, and illustrated by numerous wood-cuts." Medical Gazette.
"A volume of useful and beautiful instruction for the young."-Literary Gazette.
“We should like to know that Dr. Bird's book was associated with every boys' and girls' school throughout the kingdoin."-Medical Gazette.
“This work marks an advance which has long been wanting in our system of instruction. Mr. Bird has succeeded in producing an elementary work of great merit.
A TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY,
WITH NUMEROUS PLATES AND WOOD-CUTS.
BY S.O. WALKER,
In one volume, 12mo.
ELEMENTS OF OPTICS,
BY SIR DAVID BREWSTER.
Superintendent of the Coast Survey, &c.
MULLER'S PHYSICS AND METEOROLOGY,
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS AND METEOROLOGY,
BY J. MULLER, Professor of Physics at the University of Freiburg. ILLUSTRATED WITH NEARLY FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ENGRAVINGS ON WOOD,
AND TWO COLORED PLATES.
In one octavo volume. TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE. In laying the following pages before the public, it seems necessary to state that the design of them is to render more easily accessible a greater portion of the general principles of Physics and Meteorology than is usually to be obtained, without the sacrifice of a greater amount of time and labour than most persons can afford, or are willing to make. The subjects of which this volume treats are very numerous-more numerous, in fact, than at first sight it would seem possible to embrace in so small a compass. The Author has, however, by a system of the most judicious selection and condensation, been enabled to introduce all the most important facts and theories relating to Statics, Hydrostatics, Dynamics, Hydrodynamics, Pneumatics, the Laws of the Motions of Waves in general, Sound, the Theory of Musical Notes, the Voice and Hearing, Geometrical and Physical Optics, Magnetism, Electricity and Galvanism, in all their subdivisions, Heat and Meteorology, within the space of an ordinary middlesized volume. Of the manner in which the translator has executed his task, it behoves him to say nothing; he has attempted nothing more than a plain, and nearly literal version of the original. He cannot, however, conclude this brief introductory note without directing the attention of his Readers to the splendid manner in which the Publishers have illustrated this volume.
August, 1847. “The Physics of Muller is a work, superb, complete, unique: the greatest want known to English Science could not have been better supplied. The work is of surpassing interest. The value of this contribution to the scientific records of this country may be duly estimated by the fact that the cost of the original drawings and engravings alone has exceeded the sum of 20001."-Lancet, March, 1817.
"The plan adopted by Muller is simple ; it reminds us of the excellent and popular treatise published many years since by Dr. Arnott, but it takes a much wider range of subjects. Like it, all the necessary explanations are given in clear and concise language, without more than an occasional reference to mathematics; and the treatise is most abundantly illustrated with well-executed wood engravings.
“ The author has actually contrived to comprise in about five hundred pages, including the space occupied by illustrations, Mechanics, the Laws of Motion, Acoustics, Light, Magnetism, Electricity, Galvanism, Electro-Magnetism, Heat, and Meteorology.
Medical practitioners and students, even if they have the means to procure, have certainly not the time to study an elaborate treatise in every branch of science; and the question therefore is, simply, whether they are to remain wholly ignorant of such subjects, or to make a profitable use of the labours of those who have the happy art of saying or suggesting much in a small space.
“ From our examination of this volume, we do not hesitate to recommend it to our readers as a useful book on a most interesting branch of science. We may remark, that the translation is so well executed, that we think the translator is doing himself injustice by concealing his name.”—London Medical Gazette, August, 1847.
ELEMENTS OF CHEMISTRY,
INCLUDING THE APPLICATIONS OF THE SCIENCE IN THE ARTS.
BY T. GRAHAM, F.R.S., &c.
SECOND AMERICAN, FROM THE SECOND LONDON EDITION. EDITED AND REVISED BY ROBERT BRIDGES, M.D.,
Professor of Chemistry in the Franklin Medical College, Philadelphia. In one large octavo volume, with numerous wood-engravings. This edition will be found enlarged and improved, so as to be fully brought up to a level with the science of the day.
AR NOTI'S PHYSICS.
ELEMENTS OF PHYSICS; OR, NATURAL PHILOSOPHY,
GENERAL AND MEDICAL. WRITTEN FOR UNIVERSAL USE, IN PLAIN, OR NON-TECHNICAL LANGUAGE.
BY NIELL ARNOTT, M.D. A NEW EDITION, BY ISAAC HAYS, M. D. Complete in one octavo volume, with nearly two hundred wood-cuts. This standard work has been long and favourably known as one of the best popular expositions of the interesting science it treats of. It is extensively used in many of the first seminaries.
ELEMENTARY CHEMISTRY, THEORETICAL
AND PRACTICAL, BY GEORGE FOWNES, Ph. D., Chemical Lecturer in the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, &c., &c. WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS,
EDITED, WITH ADDITIONS,
BY ROBERT BRIDGES, M.D., Professor of General and Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the Philadelphia College of
Pharmacy, &c., &c. SECOND AMERICAN EDITION. In one large duodecimo volume, sheep, or extra cloth, with nearly
two hundred wood-cuts. The character of this work is such as to recommend it to all colleges and academies in want of a text-book. It is fully brought up to the day, containing all the late views and discoveries that have so entirely changed the face of the science, and it is com pletely illustrated with very numerous wood engravings, explanatory of all the different processes and forms of apparatus. Though strictly scientific, it is written with great clearness and simplicity of style, rendering it easy to be comprehended by those who are commencing the study.
It may be had well bound in leather, or neatly done up in strong cloth. Its low price places it within the reach of all.
Extract of a letter from Professor Millingion, of William and Mary College, Va. "I have perused the book with much pleasure, and find it a most admirable work ; and, to my mind, such a one as is just now much needed in schools and colleges. * * * All the books I have met with on chemistry are either too puerile or too erudite, and I confess Dr. Fownes' book seems to be the happiest medium I have seen, and admirably suited to fill up the hiatus."
Though this work has been so recently published, it has already been adopted as a text-book by a large number of the higher schools and colleges throughout the country, and many of the Medical Institutions. As a work for the upper classes in academies and the junior students of colleges, there has been but one opinion expressed concerning it, and it may now be considered as THE TEXT-Book for the Chemical Student,
POPULAR SCIENCE. KIRBY AND SPENCE'S ENTOMOLOGY, FOR POPULAR USE,
AN INTRODUCTION TO ENTOMOLOGY, OR, ELEMENTS OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF INSECTS; COMPRISING AN AC. COUNT OF NOXIOUS AND USEFUL INSECTS, OF THEIR METAMORPHOSES, FOOD, STRATAGEMS, HABITATIONS, SOCIETIES, MOTIONS,
NOISES, HYBERNATION, INSTINCT, &c., &c.
With Plates, Plain or Colored. BY W. KIRBY, M.A., F.R.S., AND W. SPENCE, ESQ., F.R.S. FROM THE SIXTH LONDON EDITION, WHICH WAS CORRECTED AND MUCH ENLARGED.
In one large octavo volume, extra cloth. “We have been greatly interested in running over the pages of this treatise. There is scarcely, in the wide range of natural science, a more interesting or instructive study than that of insects, or one that is calculated to excite more curiosity or wonder.
“The popular form of letters is adopted by the authors in imparting a knowledge of the subject, which renders the work peculiarly fitted for our district school libraries, which are open to all ages and classes."-Hunt's Merchants' Magazine.
JOHNSON AND LANDRETH ON FRUIT, KITCHEN, AND
FLOWER GARDENING. A DICTIONARY OF MODERN GARDENING,
BY GEORGE WILLIAM JOHNSON, ESQ. Author of the “Principles of Practical Gardening,” “The Gardener's Almanac," &c.
WITH ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY WOOD-CUTS. EDITED, WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONS, BY DAVID LANDRETH, OF PHILADELPHIA. In one large royal duodecimo volume, extra cloth, of nearly Six Hundred
and Fifty double columned Pages. This edition has been greatly altered from the original. Many articles of little mte. rest to Americans have been curtailed or wholly omitted, and much new matter, with numerous illustrations, added, especially with respect to the varieties of fruit which experience has shown to be peculiarly adapted to our climate. Still, the editor admits that he has only followed in the path so admirably marked out by Mr. Johnson, to whom the chief merit of the work belongs. It has been an object with the editor and publishers to increase its popular character, thereby adapting it to the larger class of horticultural readers in this country, and they trust it will prove what they have desired it to be, an Encyclopædia of Gardening, if not of Rural Affairs, so condensed and at such a price as to be within reach of nearly all whom those subjects interest.
GRAHAME'S COLONIAL HISTORY.
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.
THEIR ASSUMPTION OF INDEPENDENCE.
WITH A MEMOIR BY PRESIDENT QUINCY. IN TWO LARGE OCTAVO VOLUMES, EXTRA CLOTH, WITH A PORTRAIT. This work having assumed the position of a standard history of this country, the publishers have been induced to issue an edition in smaller size and at a less cost, that its circulation may be commensurate with its merits. It is now considered as the most impartial and trustworthy history that has yet appeared. A few copies of the edition in four volumes,
on extra fine thick paper, price eight dollars, may still be had by gentlemen desirous of procuring a beautiful work for their libraries.
ANSTED'S ANCIENT WORLD.
THE ANCIENT WORLD, OR, PICTURESQUE SKETCHES
PROFESSOR OF GEOLOGY, IN KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON. In one very neat volume, fine extra cloth, with about One Hundred
and Fifty Illustrations. The object of this work is to present to the general reader the chief results of Geological investigation in a simple and comprehensive manner. The author has avoided all minute details of geological formations and particular observations, and has endeavoured as far as possible to present striking views of the wonderful results of the science, divested of its mere technicalities. The work is printed in a handsome manner, with numerous illustrations, and forms a neat volume for the centre table.
" As a resume of what is at present known on the subject of fossil remains, it is worthy to be a companion to the author's . Descriptive Geology,' a work of which we have spoken in the highest terms. This volume is illustrated in the style of all Van Voorst's Natural History works, and that is sufficient recomiendation. Our extracts will convey a notion of the style of the work, which is, like all that Professor Ansted has written, clear and pointed. --Athenæum.
CHEMISTRY OF THE FOUR SEASONS, SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, AND WINTER. AN ESSAY, PRINCIPALLY CONCERNING NATURAL PHENOMENA, ADMITTING OF INTERPRETATION BY CHEMICAL SCIENCE, AND
ILLUSTRATING PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE.
BY THOMAS GRIFFITHS, Professor of Chemistry in the Medical College of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, &c
In one large royal 12mo. volume, with many Wood-Cuts, extra cloth. “Chemistry is assuredly one of the most useful and interesting of the natural sciences. Chemical changes meet us at every step, and during every season, the winds and the rain, the heat and the frosts, each have their peculiar and appropriate phenomena. And those who have hitherto remained insensible to these changes and unmoved amid such remarkable, and often startling results, will lose their apathy upon reading the Chemistry of the Four Seasons,' and he prepared to enjoy the highest intellectual pleasures. Conceived in a happy spirit, and written with taste and elegance, the essay of Mr. Griffiths cannot fail to receive the admiration of cultivated minds; and those who have looked less carefully into nature's beauties, will find themselves led on step by step, until they realize a new intellectual heing. Such works, we believe, exert a happy influence over society, and hence we hope that the present one may be extensively read.”- The Wcstern Lancet.