Essays in Illustration of the Action of Astral Gravitation in Natural Phenomena.
by JORDAN, William Leighton.
New York:: Longmans, Green, 1900., 1900. 8vo. xiv, , 192, 32 pp. Frontis., 33 figs., folding table, ads. Original burgundy blind- and gilt-stamped cloth. Title-page INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, "Pages 9 and 10 referred to in letter to the Royal Geographical Society dated 15th April 1901, W.L.J.", + author's ink marginalia on pages 9 & 10. "RGS cancelled" rubberstamps on title and ffep. Very good+. "The chemical essay treats of what is certainly the most fundamental question in physical philosophy – namely, the question as to whether material atoms are indestructible or subject to natural transmutations; but those on 'Vis Inertiae and Momentum,' on 'Ocean Currents,' and on 'The Spinning-Top' directly bear on and explain the action of astral gravitation, which is the question of most immediate practical importance in natural philosophy. The views advocated in these essays are a natural development of the Newtonian laws of gravitation." – Preface. Jordan also adds a chapter on Edmond Halley. His appendix: Clerk Maxwell and Kepler's Laws; 'A mistake in 'The Principia', The ends of the Andes.' William Leighton Jordan, F.R.G.S., M.R.I., Assoc. Inst. C.E., F.S., F.S.A., F.R.M.S. [Fellow Royal Geographical Society], [Fellow Royal Microscopical Society], [Fellow Society of Antiquaries of London].
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