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Title: Contributions to molecular physics in the domain of radiant heat. A series of memoirs published in the 'Philosophical transactions' and 'Philosophical Magazine', with additions.
Description: London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1872. 4to. W. fold. front. plate and 1 plate facing p. 378. Numerous textills. Original publ. cloth, spine discoloured, a few small imperfections. (XVI, 446, 20 - (Book catalogue Longmans), -21 - 24 (Index) pp.). DSB Vol. XIII, pp. 521 - 524: Cajori, pp. 181 - 184: 'The astounding change in the deportment of matter towards heat radiated from an obscure source which accompanies the act of chemical combination, and many other points of equal importance, were first established by these researches ... for which Tyndall received the Rumford medal in 1869. They have been gathered in 'Contributions to molecular physics'. This volume also includes a series of striking experiments on the decomposition of vapours by light, wherein the blue of the firmament and the polarisation of sky-light were shown to be due to to excessively fine particles floating in our atmosphere (DNB):

Keywords: history science

Price: EUR 190.00 = appr. US$ 206.50 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 4391