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Robert Boyle on natural philosophy : an essay, with selections from his writings

Author: Robert Boyle; Marie Boas Hall
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1965.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Boyle; Marie Boas Hall
OCLC Number: 1201978
Description: ix, 406 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Life --
The New Learning and Its Methods --
The Mechanical Philosophy --
Chemistry --
Pneumatics --
The New Learning --
In Defense of Experimental Essays --
The Aim of Scientific Books --
The Requisites of a Good Hypothesis --
Natural Religion --
The Exellency of Theology --
Of the Usefulness of Experimental Natural Philosophy --
Vugarly Recieved Notion of Nature --
Final Causes of Natural Things --
On the Practical Uses of Natural Philosophy --
On Hydrostatics --
A Letter on His Method of Work --
The Mechanical Philosophy --
An Assessment of Aristotelianism --
The Corpuscular Philosphy --
The Structure of Matter --
The Theory of Elements --
The Transmutation of Aristotelian Elements --
The Mechanical Explanation of Qualities --
Heat --
Cohesion, Fludity, Firmness --
Corrosiveness --
Chemical Precipitation --
Gravity --
Magnetism --
Electricity --
Color --
Fire and Flame --
Chemistry --
Early Chemistry --
The Uses of Chemistry --
Chemical Experiment --
Indicators --
Phosphorus --
Mineral Waters --
Pneumatics --
New Experiments Physico-Mechanical --
The Torricellian Experiment --
Boyle's Law --
The Astonishing Weight of the Atmosphere --
The Resistance of the Air --
The Motion of Pendulums --
The Falling of a Light Body --
Sound and the Air --
On the Nature of the Boyleian Vacuum --
What is a Vacuum? --
An Attempt to Examine the Cartesian Ether --
Air, Light and Flame --
The Burning Candle --
The Aerial Noctiluca --
Respiration --
The Composition of the Atmosphere --
Some Considerations of Experimental Technique --
On Gauges --
Some Technical Considerations on the Torricellian Experiment.
Responsibility: by Marie Boas Hall.

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