Fragments of Science for Unscientific People: A series of detached essays, lectures, and reviews.
by TYNDALL, John (1820-1893).
London:: Longmans, Green, 1871., 1871. 8vo. [viii], 449, , , 24 (ads.) pp. Erratum. Original blind- and gilt-stamped purple cloth; neatly rebacked preserving original spine, new endleaves. Ex-library rubber-stamp on title verso. Very good. First edition. Contains fourteen chapters or essays on science: The Constitution of Nature – Thoughts on Prayer and Natural Law – Miracles and Special Providences – Matter and Force – Address to students – Scope and limit of Scientific Materialism – Scientific use of the imagination – On radiation – On radiant heat in relation to the colour and chemical constitution of bodies – On chemical rays and the structure and light of the sky – Dust and disease – Life and letters of Faraday – An elementary lecture on magnetism – Shorter articles: – Slates – Death by lightning – Science and spirits – Vitality – Additional remarks on miracles.
(Inventory #: S13238)
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