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Caloric: Its Mechanical, Chemical, and Vital Agencies in the ..., Volume 1
Samuel Lytler Metcalfe
Visualizzazione completa - 1843
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Pagina 251 - That very law* which moulds a tear, And bids it trickle from its source, That law preserves the earth a sphere, And guides the planets in their course.
Pagina 20 - The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.
Pagina 34 - The squares of the periodic times of any two planets are to each other, in the same proportion as the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
Pagina 16 - I wish we could derive the rest of the phenomena of Nature by the same kind of reasoning from mechanical principles, for I am induced by many reasons to suspect that they...
Pagina 157 - And to shew that I do not take Gravity for an essential Property of Bodies, I have added one Question concerning its Cause, chusing to propose it by way of a Question, because I am not yet satisfied about it for want of Experiments.
Pagina 28 - gan war, and fowl with fowl, And fish with fish. To graze the herb all leaving Devoured each other ; nor stood much in awe Of Man, but fled him, or with countenance grim Glared on him passing.
Pagina 43 - Here then is the only expedient, from which we can hope for success in our philosophical researches, to leave the tedious lingering method, which we have hitherto followed, and instead of taking now and then a castle or village on the frontier, to march up directly to the capital or center of these sciences, to human nature itself...
Pagina 3 - The immediate cause of the phenomena of heat then is motion, and the laws of its communication are precisely the same, as the laws of the communication of motion.