The Edinburgh Journal of Science, Volum 10

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Thomas Clark, 1829
 

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Pàgina 163 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times ; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Pàgina 156 - Science, containing the Generic Characters of nearly the whole Animal Kingdom, and Descriptions of the principal Species.
Pàgina 59 - Ipchwich, but also in divers other places in England, adjoining the sea ; especially in the parts called Holland in Lincolnshire ; all the whole country there for the most part turned into a standing poole ; so that an intolerable multitude of men, women, and children, were overwhelmed with the water, especially the towne of Bostone, or Buttolph's towne, a great part whereof was destroyed.
Pàgina 197 - ... was the spontaneous result of the purity of his own taste, and of a heart warm with all the benevolent affections, and ,was characterized by a truth and readiness of tact that accommodated his conduct with undeviating propriety to the circumstances of the present moment, and to the relative situation of those to whom he addressed himself. From an early period of life, he had frequented the best society both in France and in this country, and he had in a peculiar degree the air of good company....
Pàgina 300 - Possibly volcanic eruptions were as frequent as in modern times, but no one cared then about natural phenomena of any sort, unless connected with such great matters as the fright of an emperor or the glory of a saint. Only two eruptions are recorded in the twelfth century, one in the thirteenth, two in the fourteenth, four in the fifteenth, and four in the sixteenth. During the last part of the fifteenth century and the first part of the sixteenth, a period of ninety years intervened without any....
Pàgina 179 - the improved application of air to produce heat in fires, forges, and furnaces, where bellows or other blowing apparatus are required.
Pàgina 344 - This, however, is equal only to the difference between the weight of the column of water pressing on one side, and that of an equal column of oil which occupies the same length of tube on the other side ; this difference depending upon the relative specific gravities of the two fluids, will, in the case of olive oil and water, be about one-eleventh of the weight of the column of water elevated. But the sensibility of the instrument might be increased at pleasure, by mixing with the water a greater...
Pàgina 310 - ... of wind at sea appeared to me more easy to be encountered than one amongst those sands. It is impossible to imagine desolation more complete ; we could see neither sun, earth, nor sky : the plain at ten paces distance was absolutely imperceptible : our beasts, as well as ourselves, were so covered as to render breathing difficult ; they hid their faces in the ground, and we could only uncover our own for a moment, to behold this chaos of mid-day darkness, and wait impatiently for its abatement....
Pàgina 311 - The few hours we remained in this situation were passed in unbroken silence : every one was occupied with his own reflections, as if the reign of terror forbade communication. Its fury spent itself, like the storms of ocean, in sudden lulls and squalls: but it was not until the third or fourth interval that our fears were sufficiently conquered to address each other ; nor shall I soon lose the recollection of the impressive manner in which that was done.
Pàgina 344 - One of these cisterns is closed on all sides, excepting where a small horizontal pipe opens from it laterally at its upper part; while the other cistern remains open. The lower portion of the glass tube is filled with water or other fluid, to the height of two or three inches ; while the remaining parts of the tube, together with the cistern, to the depth of about half an inch, are filled with oil ; care being taken to bring the surfaces of water in both legs to the same level, by equalising the...

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