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Page 228 - ... That gravity should be innate, inherent and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it.
Page xxii - Star-Land. Being Talks with Young People about the Wonders of the Heavens. By Sir ROBERT STAWELL BALL, LL.D., FRS, FRAS Illustrated.
Page 228 - ... a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking, can ever fall into it. Gravity must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws; but whether this agent be material or immaterial, I have left to the consideration of my readers.
Page x - The book is primarily written to meet the needs of students preparing for the examinations of the Conjoint Board of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of England.
Page x - On the Structure and Use of the Malpighian BOdies of the Kidney, with Observations on the Circulation through that gland," published in the Philosophical Transactions for 1842.
Page 231 - THE sixth annual meeting of the National Association for the Promotion of Technical and Secondary Education was held on July 24.
Page 24 - OSTWALD— Solutions. By W. OSTWALD, Professor of Chemistry in the University of Leipzig. Being the Fourth Book, with some Additions, of the Second Edition of Ostwald's ' Lehrbuch der Allgemeinen Chemie '. Translated by MM PATTISON MUIR, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
Page 24 - ELEMENTARY TREATISE on PHYSICS, Experimental and Applied. Translated and edited from GANOT'S Elements de Physique (with the Author's sanction) by E.