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Author: R Lovett
Publisher: Worcester : Printed for the Author by R. Lewis, 1766.
Edition/Format:   Print book
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1850
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Benjamin Franklin; Benjamin Franklin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Lovett
OCLC Number: 1026978583
Notes: Appendix has separate title page.
References to Benjamin Franklin.
Description: [2], xxiv, [6], 525, [46] pages, [4] folded leaves of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: (From t. p.): I. An enquiry into the nature and properties of the electrical fluid, in order to explain, illustrate and confirm the truth of Sir Isaac Newton's doctrine of a subtile medium or æther --
II. A dissertation on the nature of fire in general, and production of heat in particular --
II. A miscellaneous discourse, wherein the fore-mentioned active principle is shewn to be the only probable mechanical cause of motion, cohesion, gravity, magnetism, and other phænomena of nature. To which is subjoin'd by way of appendix, a clear and concise account of the variation of the magnetic needle or mariner's compass by which the longitude is investigated on the most simple principles. And, to render the whole more intelligible, a glossary of terms is added.
Responsibility: by R. Lovett ...

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