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|Additional Physical Format:||(DLC) 11023437|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Hooke; Richard Waller
|Notes:||Errors in paging.
The dedication is to Sir Isaac Newton.
Master microform held by: Readex.
|Description:||4 p. l., xxviii, 572 (i.e. 506),  p., 1 leaf,  leaves of plates : ill. ; 33 cm.|
|Contents:||I. The present deficiency of natural philosophy ... with the methods of rendering it more certain and beneficial.--II. The nature, motion and effects of light ... particularly that of the sun and comets.--III. An hypothetical explication of memory; how the organs made use of by the mind in its operation may be mechanically understood.--IV. An hypothesis and explication of the cause of gravity, or gravitation, magnetism, &c.--V. Discourses of earthquakes, their causes and effects, and histories of several; to which are annext, physical explications of several of the fables in Ovid's Metamorphoses, very different from other mythologick interpreters.--VI. Lectures for improving navigation and astronomy, with the descriptions of several new and useful instruments and contrivances; the whole full of curious disquisitions and experiments.|
|Series Title:||Landmarks of science.|
|Responsibility:||illustrated with sculptures ; to these discourses is prefixt the author's life, giving an account of his studies and employments ... ; published by Richard Waller ...|