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The wonderful century : its successes and its failures

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: New York : Dodd, Mead, ©1898.
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Genre/Form: Essays
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Wallace, Alfred Russel, 1823-1913.
Wonderful century.
New York : Dodd, Mead, ©1898
(OCoLC)867072201
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Russel Wallace
OCLC Number: 2569126
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 400 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: pt. I. Successes: I. Modes of traveling. II. Labor-saving machinery. III. The conveyance of thought. IV. Fire and light. V-VI. New applications of light: 1. Photography. 2. Spectrum analysis. VII. Theoretical discoveries in physics. VIII. Minor applications of physical principles. IX. The importance of dust: A source of beauty and essential to life. X.A few of the great problems of chemistry. XI. Astronomy and cosmic theories. XII. Geology: The glacial epoch and the antiquity of man. XIII. Evolution and national selection. XIV. Popular discoveries in physiology. XV. Estimates of achievements: The nineteenth century as compared with earlier centuries --
pt. II. Failure: XVI. The neglect of phrenology. XVII. The opposition to hypnotism and physical research. XVIII. Vaccination a delusion; its penal enforcement a crime. Appendix. The causes of the improvement of the health of London toward the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries. XIX. Militarism, the curse of civilization. XX. The demon of greed. XXI. The plunder of the earth. Conclusion. Appendix: The remedy for want in the midst of wealth.
Responsibility: by Alfred Russel Wallace.

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