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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Youmans, Edward Livingston, 1821-1887.
Hand-book of household science.
New York : D. Appleton & Co., 1857
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Edward Livingston Youmans
|Description:||xx, 447 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||Heat: Sources and distribution of terrestrial heat ; Influence of heat upon the living world ; Measurement of heat- the thermometer ; Radiation and its effects ; Conduction of heat, and its effects ; Heat conveyed by moving matter ; Various properties and effects of heat ; Physiological effects of heat ; Artificial heat- properties of fuel ; Air currents- action and management of chimneys ; Apparatus of warming --
Light: Nature of light- law of its diffusion ; Reflection of light ; Transmission and refraction of light ; Theory of light- wave movements in nature ; Compositions and mutual relation of colors ; Practical suggestions in combining colors Production of artificial light ; Structure and optical powers of the eye ; Optical defects of vision- spectacles ; Injurious action of artificial light ; Management of artificial light --
Air: Properties and composition of the atmosphere ; Effects of the constituents of air ; Condition of air provided by nature ; Sources of impure air in dwellings ; Morbid and fatal effects of impure air ; Rate of contamination within doors ; Air in motion- currents- draughts ; Arrangements for ventilation --
Aliment: Sources of aliments- order of the subject ; General properties of alimentary substances ; Culinary changes of alimentary substances ; Common beverages ; Preservation of alimentary substances ; Materials of culinary and table utensils ; Physiological effects of food --
Cleansing: Principal cleansing agents ; Cleansing of textile articles ; Cleansing of the person ; Cleansing of the air ; Poisons --
|Other Titles:||Handbook of household science|
|Responsibility:||by Edward L. Youmans.|