COSMOS: A Sketch of the Physical Description of the Universe, Vol. 1

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Published: 1858
Language: English
Wordcount: 173,238 / 549 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: -3.5
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 3,930
Added to site: 2005.02.27
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Genre: Science
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the composition, the mode of treatment pursued in the selection of the results obtained from experimental knowledge. The two succeeding volumes will contain a consideration of the particular means of incitement toward the study of nature (consisting in animated delineations, landscape painting, and the arrangement and cultivation of exotic vegetable forms), of the history of the contemplation of the universe, or the gradual development of the reciprocal action of natural forces constituting one natural whole; and lastly, of the special p 11 branches of the several departments of science, whose mutual connection is indicated in the beginning of the work. Wherever it has been possible to do so, I have adduced the authorities from whence I derived my facts, with a view of affording testimony both to the accuracy of my statements and to the value of the observations to which reference was made. In those instances where I have quoted from my own writings (the facts contained in which being, from their very natu

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