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A History Of Science Vol 2

Auhtor: Henry Smith Williams

Language: english

Genres:

science,  history
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Review by Chandler, January 2005


Rating: (***)
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Excerpts from the Book 'A History Of Science Vol 2':

... that epoch something less or something more than justice. We may be sure, then, that the ideal of ecclesiasticism is not solely responsible for the scientific ...
... by Mohammed as his chief medical adviser, and recommended as such to his successor, the Caliph Abu Bekr. Thus, at the very outset, the science of ...
... Nicholas V., made its publication the more impressive. The output in book form of other authorities followed rapidly, and the manifest discrepancies ...
... of a full year. In the second place, they apply neither the same laws of cause and effect, in determining the motions of the sun and moon and of the ...
... with that of Tycho Brahe. He was assisted by Rothmann and by Justus Byrgius. Maestlin, the preceptor of Kepler, is reputed to have been the first modern ...
... immediately rewarded by several startling discoveries. At the very outset, his magnifying-glass brought to view a vast number of stars that are invisible ...
... us lay it lightly upon the water, so that it may stay there without sinking, and carefully observe the effect. It will appear clearly that the plates ...
... will not rise in an exhausted tube, such as a pump, to a height greater than thirty-three feet, but he was never able to offer a satisfactory explanation ...
... months he suffered torture, until finally, reduced to a mere skeleton, be was rescued by a rival candidate of the elector, a Pole named Michael ...
... his own indefinite prediction. O all you Emperors, Kings, Princes, Rulers and Magistrates of Europe, this unaccustomed Apparition is like the ...
... and Galenic anatomy, but condemned dissections of any kind. He laid the cause of all diseases at the door of the three mystic elements-salt, sulphur, ...
... in French, thus inaugurating a custom in France that was begun by Paracelsus in Germany half a century before. He reintroduced the use of the ...
... to scarcely outlive the men who conceived. them, there appeared in England-the land of common-sense, as a German scientist has called it-a cool, ...
... to dumfound his wondering fellow-Magde-burgers by more or less accurate predictions about the weather. Von Guericke did not accept Gilbert's theory ...
... credit. In this controversy, unlike many others, the blame cannot be laid at Hooke's door. Hooke was the first curator of the Royal Society, and ...
... by any one until the seventeenth century's awakening of science. Then the consideration of Kepler's Third Law of plaary motion suggested to many ...
... the accelerative gravities of Jupiter and of all its satellites towards the sun, at equal distances from the sun, are as their several quantities of ...
... being attracted again until it has discharged its electricity by touching something. On making the experiment related by Otto von Guericke, he ...
... inventions were of any practical importance in themselves, they were attempts in the right direction, and were the first ancestors of modern electric ...
... collected pointing to the identity of lightning and electricity, he adds one more striking and very suggestive piece of evidence. Lightning was known ...