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Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms

Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence

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Author: T. Bassnett
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 76,193 / 233 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.7
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 461
Added to site: 2006.07.09 14097
Genre: Science

not only our own globe, but the whole solar system, has been once in the nebulous state.

In justice to himself, the author ought to remark, that he had reasoned his way up to this starting point, before even the name of La Place had reached his ears. He makes the remark in order to disclaim any desire to appropriate that which belongs to another; as he may innocently speak of things hereafter, the idea of which has occurred to others. It is not his intention here to say a word pro or con on the nebular hypothesis; it is sufficient to allude to the facts, that the direction of rotation and of revolution is the same for all the planets and satellites of our system; and that the planes on which these motions are performed, are nearly coincident. That this concordance is due to one common cause, no one acquainted with the theory of probabilities will pretend to deny.


The science of Astronomy occupies a pre-eminent rank in the physical circle, not o



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