The Literary and Scientific Class Book: Embracing the Leading Facts and Principles of Science with Many Difficult Words Explained at the Heads of the Lessons, and Questions Annexed for Examination. Selected from the Rev. John Platts' Literary and Scientific Class Book, and from Various Other Sources

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John Prentiss, 1827 - New Hampshire - 318 pages
 

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Contents

Beauty and Sublimity Illustration of
16
Taste Improvement and Pleasures of
18
Poetryits Object
20
Advantages of Studying History
21
Philosophyits leading Offices
23
The Praise of Philosophy
25
General Properties of Bodies
27
Attraction of Gravitation Sir Isaac Newtons Dis coveries
30
Centre of Gravity Pyramids of Egypt Tower of Pisa
33
The Laws of Motion Velocity Momenta Action and Reaction
36
Compound Motion The Pendulum
37
Mechanical Powers The Lever
40
The Pulley Wheel and Axle and Inclined Plane
42
The Wedge and Screw Friction
44
The Laws of Fluids Pressure of Fluids
47
Specific Gravity of Bodies Archimedes
50
Hydraulics Syphon Common Pump Forcing Pump
52
The Diving Bell and Steam Engine
54
Nature and Properties of Air The Air Pump
56
The Barometer Uses of
59
Sound Velocity of Sound Echo
61
Nature of Musical Sounds Musical Barometer
64
Optics Reflection and Refraction of Light
66
Lesson Page 32 Different kinds of Lenses Burning Glass 69
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Mirrors Convex Reflectors 71
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Colours The Prism 73
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The Rainbow Halo and Parhelia 75
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Structure of the Eye Angle of Vision 78
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Optical Instruments Spectacles Microscopes 81
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Microscopic Discoveries 83
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The Telescope and Telegraph
86
Astronomy Progress of this Science
88
The Solar System Galileo
91
The Sun a magnificent habitable globe
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Mercury and Venus
95
The Earth Ecliptic and Zodiac Celestial Lati tude and Longitude
98
Day and Night causes of
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Changes of the Seasons
102
The Moon Harvest Moon
104
The Tides explanation of
107
Eclipses of the Moon and Sun
108
Mars Vesta Juno Pallas and Ceres
111
Jupiterhis Belts Satellites c
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Atmospheric Air Composition of Oxygen Nitro gen
133
Water Composition of Hydrogen Gas
135
The Earths and Alkalies Uses of Lime
137
Acids and Salts Mountains of Salt
140
Simple Combustibles Carbon Metals
143
Oxyds and Combustion Exhilarating Gas
145
Electricity Electrical Machine Experiments
148
Leyden Phial Dr Franklins Discovery Thun der and Lightning
152
Lesson Page 69 Falling Stars Water Spouts and Northern Lights
154
Galvanism Voltaic Battery
158
Galvanism continued Prof Hares New De flagrator
159
Magnetism Variation of the Needle
162
Magnetical Experiments Amusing Deceptions
164
Aërostation Air Balloons Parachute Death of Rozier
168
Natural History its Objects
169
Mineralogy Characters of Minerals
172
Classification of Minerals The Diamond
174
Goldits remarkable ductility
176
Silver and Mercury Plating with Silver Quick silver Mine
178
Copper and Lead Brass White Lead
180
Iron and Tin Importance of Iron Use of Tin Pewter
183
Study of Geologyits objects and uses
185
Geology Stratification Sacred History confirmed
186
Relative Situation of Rocks Decomposition of Rocks
189
Biographical Sketch of Linnĉus
191
Study of Botany a Source of Mental Improve ment
194
Texture of Vegetables Bark Wood Pith Age of Trees
197
Sap and Secretions Flowing of the Sap Sugar
198
Process of Vegetation
200
Roots Stems Buds and Leaves Effect of Light upon Plants
204
Flower and Fruit
205
Classification of Vegetables its Importance and Use
207
Flowers Insects in Flowers
210
Animal Kingdom Study of Zoology advanta geous to the Young
212
First Class of Animals Mammalia Orders of
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Birdstheir Division into Orders Moulting
217
Reptiles and Fishes Electrical Fishes
219
Structure and Transformation of Insects
221
Orders of Insects The Gossamer
225
Commerce and Manufactures
240
Architecture Advantages of Orders
246
Ages
257
Invention and Progress of Printing
287

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Page 228 - TO him who in the love of nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness, and a smile And eloquence of beauty, and she glides Into his darker musings, with a mild And healing sympathy, that steals away Their sharpness, ere he is aware.
Page 156 - Soft roll your incense, herbs, and fruits, and flowers, In mingled clouds to Him, whose sun exalts, • Whose breath perfumes you, -and whose pencil paints.
Page ii - District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " THE CHILD'S BOTANY," In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned...
Page 228 - A man of a polite imagination is let into a great many pleasures that the vulgar are not capable of receiving. He can converse with a picture and find an agreeable companion in a statue. He meets with a secret refreshment in a description, and often feels a greater satisfaction in the prospect of fields and meadows, than another does in the possession.
Page 230 - THESE, as they change, ALMIGHTY FATHER, these Are but the varied God. The rolling year Is full of THEE. Forth in the pleasing Spring THY beauty walks, THY tenderness and love. Wide flush the fields ; the softening air is balm ; Echo the mountains round ; the forest smiles ; And every sense, and every heart is joy. Then comes THY glory in the Summer months, With light and heat refulgent. Then THY sun...
Page 61 - O'er mountain, tower, and town, Or, mirrored in the ocean vast, A thousand fathoms down ! As fresh in yon horizon dark, As young thy beauties seem. As when the eagle from the ark First sported in thy beam. For, faithful to its sacred page, Heaven still rebuilds thy span • Nor lets the type grow pale with age That first spoke peace to man.
Page 88 - ... gaze, And steers, undoubting, to the friendly coast ; And they who stray in perilous wastes, by night, Are glad when thou dost shine to guide their footsteps right. And, therefore, bards of old, Sages, and hermits of the solemn wood, Did in thy beams behold A beauteous type of that unchanging good, That bright eternal beacon, by whose ray The voyager of time should shape his heedful way.
Page 20 - The world is full of poetry — the air Is living with its spirit ; and the waves Dance to the music of its melodies, And sparkle in its brightness. Earth is veiled, And mantled with its beauty; and the walls That close the universe with crystal in, Are eloquent with voices, that proclaim The unseen glories of immensity, In harmonies, too perfect, and too high, For aught but beings of celestial mould, And speak to man in one eternal hymn, Unfading beauty, and unyielding power.
Page 211 - As beasts excel cold rocks and brambles rude ; Men, who their duties know, But know their rights, and, knowing, dare maintain...
Page 68 - Horrid with frost and turbulent with storm, Blows autumn, and his golden fruits, away : Then melts into the spring : soft spring, with breath Favonian, from warm chambers of the south, Recalls the first.

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