Manual of Electricity: Electricity and Galvanism

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G. Knight and Company, 1855
 

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الصفحة 541 - New Edition. Enlarged, and to a great extent re-written, by HENRY M'. NOAD, Ph. D., FRS With numerous Illustrations. Cr. 8vo, 12s. 6d, cloth. " We recommend this book to the careful perusal of every one ; it may be truly affirmed to be of universal interest, and we strongly recommend it to our readers as a guide, alike indispensable to the housewife as to the pharmaceutical practitioner."— Medical Times.
الصفحة 541 - Chemical Analysis. THE COMMERCIAL HANDBOOK of CHEMICAL ANALYSIS ; or Practical Instructions for the determination of the Intrinsic or Commercial Value of Substances used in Manufactures, in Trades, and in the Arts. By A. NORMANDY, Author of " Practical Introduction to Rose's Chemistry," and Editor of Rose's " Treatise on Chemical Analysis.
الصفحة 372 - ... the atoms of matter are in some way endowed or associated with electrical powers, to which they owe their most striking qualities, and amongst them their mutual chemical affinity.
الصفحة 7 - If any one should undertake to prove, as a clear consequence of the phenomenon, that thunder is, in the hands of nature, what electricity is in ours — that those wonders which we dispose at our pleasure are only imitations on a small scale of those grand effects which terrify us...
الصفحة 473 - During a long time they seem to prove victorious. Several horses sink beneath the violence of the invisible strokes, which they receive from all sides in organs the most essential to life; and stunned by the force and frequency of the shocks, disappear under the water. Others, panting, with mane erect and haggard eyes, expressing anguish, raise themselves, and endeavour to flee from the storm by which they are overtaken.
الصفحة 4 - he felt himself struck in his arms, shoulders, and breast, so that he lost his breath, and was two days before he recovered from the effects of the blow and the terror.
الصفحة 421 - ... of experiment. In this manner he happened to suspend several upon the iron balcony in front of his laboratory, when to his inexpressible astonishment the limbs were thrown into strong convulsions. No electrical machine was now present to exert any influence.
الصفحة 473 - We had little doubt that the fishing would terminate by killing successively all the animals engaged; but, by degrees, the impetuosity of this unequal combat diminished, and the wearied gymnoti dispersed. They require a long rest and abundant nourishment, to repair what they have lost of galvanic force. The mules and horses appear less frightened; their manes are no longer bristled, and their eyes express less dread.
الصفحة 236 - ... 192. I hardly dare venture, even in the most hypothetical form, to ask whether the Aurora Borealis and Australis may not be the discharge of electricity., thus urged towards the poles of the earth, from whence it is endeavouring to return by natural and appointed means above the earth to the equatorial regions.
الصفحة 473 - A contest between animals of so different an organization furnishes a very striking spectacle. The Indians, provided with harpoons and long slender reeds, surround the pool closely ; and some climb upon the trees, the branches of which extend horizontally over the surface of the water. By their wild cries, and the length of their reeds, they prevent the horses from running away, and reaching the bank of the pool. The eels, stunned by the noise, defend themselves by the repeated discharge of their...

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