Miscellaneous Works of the Late Thomas Young ...

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J. Murray, 1855


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Page 434 - Associate of that body in 1880 ; he was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London in 1840. He was an honorary member of the English, French, and German Chemical Societies; these associations, the second of which originated in Dumas' laboratory, elected him as a matter of course immediately after their institution.
Page 58 - These phenomena are the variation of the degrees of the meridian, and of gravity, the precession of the equinoxes, the nutation of the terrestrial axis, the inequalities which the flattening...
Page 344 - An attempt to explain some of the principal Phenomena of Electricity by Means of an Elastic Fluid
Page 88 - The modulus of the elasticity of any substance is a column of the same substance, capable of producing a pressure on its base which is to the weight causing a certain degree of compression, as the length of the substance is to the diminution of its length.
Page 313 - Possibly, experience has long ago taught gardeners the superior advantage of defending tender vegetables from the cold of clear and calm nights, by means of substances not directly touching them ; though I do not recollect ever having seen any contrivance for keeping mats or such like bodies at a distance from the plants, which they were meant to protect.
Page 391 - ... their disappointment was rendered the greater, upon the receipt of some distinguished marks of the imperial favour, which arrived too late to be of any use to his spirits or to his health, but which would have been of the more value to him, as he had before been passed over, when some of his collegues had received considerable gratifications. He had, however, been made a Count of the Empire, and a Commander of the Legion of Honour...
Page 349 - But as to the marine acid and acid of tartar, it does not appear that they are capable of losing their acidity by any union with phlogiston.
Page 471 - An Analysis of a course of Lectures on the principles of Natural Philosophy, read in the university of Cambridge, by GA &c.
Page 314 - ... grassplat, but on a part of it fully exposed to the sky. On two of these nights, the air being clear and calm, the grass clo'se to the handkerchief was found to be 4° warmer than the fully exposed grass. On a third, the difference was 6°. An analogous fact is mentioned by Gersten, who says, that a horizontal surface is more abundantly dewed than one which is perpendicular to the ground.
Page 318 - It is true that the theory could only be completed by the application of Professor Leslie's discoveries to the circumstances of the phenomenon : but it is remarkable that this very application was made, in a case confessedly similar, by the author of the same work which we have last quoted.

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