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Familiar lectures on scientific subjects

Author: John F W Herschel
Publisher: London : Alexander Strahan, publisher, 1867.
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Herschel, John F.W. (John Frederick William), Sir, 1792-1871.
Familiar lectures on scientific subjects.
London : Alexander Strahan, publisher, 1867
(OCoLC)656714858
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F W Herschel
OCLC Number: 7385728
Description: xii, 507 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: About volcanos and earthquakes --
The sun --
On comets --
The weather and weather prophets --
Celestial measurings and weighings --
On light : pt. I. Reflexion, refraction, dispersion, colour, absorption. pt. II. Theories of light, interferences, diffraction. pt. III. Double refraction, polarization --
On sensorial vision --
The yard, the pendulum, and the metre --
On atoms --
A dialogue --
On the origin of force --
On the absorption of light by coloured media, viewed in connexion with the undulatory theory --
On the estimation of skill in target shooting.
Responsibility: by Sir John F.W. Herschel.

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