Elements of Meteorology

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Pratt, Woodford, Farmer & Brace, 1862
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Pagina 1 - We take great pleasure in calling the attention of teachers and students to this truly excellent book.
Pagina 181 - When the rising sun shines from that point whence its incident ray forms an angle of about 45° on the sea of Reggio, and the bright surface of the water in the bay is not disturbed either by the wind or the current...
Pagina 181 - ... numberless series of pilasters, arches, castles well delineated, regular columns, lofty towers, superb palaces, with balconies and windows, extended alleys of trees, delightful plains with herds and flocks, armies of men on foot and horseback, and many other strange images, in their natural colours and proper actions, passing rapidly in succession along the surface of the sea...
Pagina 2 - By WORTHINGTON HooKER, MD, Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine in Yale College, Author of "Child's Book of Nature," "Natural History," " First Book in Chemistry,
Pagina 86 - They originate in the same causes as rain — the union of a cool body of air with one that is warm and humid ; when the precipitation of moisture is slight, fogs are produced ; when it is copious, rains are the result.
Pagina 189 - India probably arises from this cause. " A deep precipitous valley below us, at the bottom of which I had seen one or two miserable villages in the morning, bore in the evening a complete resemblance to a beautiful lake ; the vapour which played the part of water ascending nearly half way up the sides of the vale, and on its bright surface trees and rocks being distinctly reflected. I had not been long contemplating this phenomenon, before a sudden storm came on and dropped a curtain of clouds over...
Pagina 3 - Institutions of this country. It is recommended by Prof. Pierce, of Cambridge, Prof. Smith, of Middletown, Prof. Dodd, of Lexington, and many other eminent mathematicians. From EM MOUSE, ESQ.
Pagina 234 - I witnessed this phenomenon by myself, I should have been disposed to receive with caution the evidence even of my own senses, as to this last fact; but the appearance conveying precisely the same idea to three...
Pagina 161 - The inevitable conclusion is, that all the exhibition of electrical phenomena witnessed during the afternoon, was purely the effect of induction, or the mere disturbance of the natural electricity of the wire at a distance, without any transfer of the fluid from the cloud to the apparatus. The discharge between the two portions of the wire continued for more than an hour, when the effect became so powerful, that the superintendent, alarmed for the safety of the building, connected the long wire with...
Pagina 160 - ... transmission of the congressional intelligence from Washington to Philadelphia, and thence to New York, the apparatus began to work irregularly. The operator at each end of the line announced at the same time a storm at Washington, and another at Jersey City. The portion of the circuit of the telegraph which entered the building, and was connected with one pole of the galvanic battery, happened to pass within the distance of less than an inch of the wire which served to form the connection of...

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