Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy; Translated and Edited, with Extensive Additions, by J. D. Everett.
by PRIVAT-DESCHANEL, Augustin (1821-1883).
London:: Blackie & Son, 1877., 1877. Thick 8vo. xxviii, 1069,  pp. 3 chromolithographic plates (incl. frontis.), 760 figs., index; frontispiece splitting at gutter, 3 leaves in preliminaries damaged at foot of page [not frontis.]. Contemporary tan blind- and gilt-stamped calf, prize binding of Brisbane Grammar School, raised bands, dark brown gilt-stamped spine label, all edges marbled; spine hinge gently repaired, ffep reattached. Prize bookplate for Jacob McRub[?] for natural experiments, signed by C. Lilley & Reginald H. Roe, 1882, Brisbane Grammar School [Australia]. Very good +. Fourth edition, complete, vastly expanded and with nearly twice the illustrations, of this significant work that was first translated into English in 1872, of the author's Traite Elementaire de Physique. This exhaustive work relating to all branches of natural philosophy, covers mechanics, constitution of bodies, gravity, laws of falling bodies, the pendulum, balance, hydrostatics, principle of Archimedes, vessels in communication – capillarity, barometers, Boyle's law, air-pump, air pressure, pumps for liquids, efflux of liquids, HEAT: thermometry, relating to expansion, solids, liquids, gases, fusions and solidification, evaporation & condensation, ebullition, tension & vapor density, hygrometry, radiant heat, heat conduction, calorimetry, thermodynamics, steam & other heat engines, terrestrial temperatures, ELECTRICITY: electrical induction, measurement of electrical forces, electrical machines, related experiments, electric potential, electrical condensers, effects of discharge, electrometers, MAGNETISM: facts & laws, experiments, CURRENT ELECTRICITY: Galvanic battery, Galvanometer, Ohm's law, electrodynamics, heating effects of currents, electro-motors – telegraphs, electro-chemistry, induction of currents, electrical and magnetic units, ACOUSTICS: production and propagation of sound, numerical evaluation of sound, modes of vibration, analysis of vibrations & constitution of sounds, consonance, dissonance, and resultant tones, OPTICS: propagation of light, reflection of light, refraction, lenses, vision & optical instruments, dispersion – study of spectra, color, wave theory of light, polarization and double refraction. / Augustin Privat-Deschanel, born in 1821, in Allenc, Lozère, died in 1883, in Vanves. He was a professor of physical sciences at the Royal College of Limoges in the years 1844-1848, from October 1844 to March 1848. He also taught for a long time at Louis-le-Grand High School in Paris. / Sir Charles Lilley (1827-1897), a former Premier of Queensland and Chief Justice in the Supreme Court of Queensland. Lilley's strong interest in education was a significant factor in the establishment of Brisbane Grammar School where the Lilley Gold Medal and the Lilley Silver Medal are named in his honor. "Reginald Heber Roe was born on 3 August 1850 at Blandford, Dorset, England. An outstanding student and instructor, he was appointed headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School in 1876. Throughout his career he gave many public lectures and contributed articles to journals and newspapers on numerous topics. Of particular note was his tirelessly work to establish a Queensland university, sitting on the 1891 royal commission investigating this matter. When the University of Queensland opened for students in 1911, he was vice-chancellor, effectively deputy chancellor. He died in St Martin's Hospital, Brisbane, on 21 September 1926." - Australian Dictionary of Biography.
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