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The hand-book of household science : a popular account of heat, light, air, aliment, and cleansing in their scientific principles and domestic applications, with numerous illustrative diagrams

Author: Edward Livingston Youmans
Publisher: New York : D. Appleton & Co., 1857. ©1857
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Youmans, Edward Livingston, 1821-1887.
Hand-book of household science.
New York : D. Appleton & Co., 1857
(OCoLC)608937525
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Livingston Youmans
OCLC Number: 6516463
Notes: Includes index.
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 --
Appendix --
Index.
Other Titles: Handbook of household science
Responsibility: by Edward L. Youmans.

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