Elements Of Physics, Or, Natural Philosophy, General And Medical (volume 2, Pt. 1); Explained Independently Of Technical Mathematics, And Containing N by Neil Arnott

Elements Of Physics, Or, Natural Philosophy, General And Medical (volume 2, Pt. 1); Explained…

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Although the proofs are not so immediately apparent, the line of congelation exists as truly every where in the open sky, over sea and plains, as where there are mountain heights to wear its livery; and considerably below the line, the cold, aided by electrical agency, is sufficient to produce, in the form of mist or clouds, a deposition from the air of the watery vapour contained in it. There is thus in nature an admirable provision to shade the earth at proper times from the too powerful rays of the sun, or to supply rain as wanted, without the transparency of the inferior regions of the atmosphere being much affected. As the watery vapour, rising from sea or lake, and invisibly diffused in the atmosphere, can only reach to the height where the cold is great enough to condense it, the clouds may in general be regarded as the top of that atmosphere of watery vapour, or aeriform water, which is always mixed more or less with the atmosphere of mere air; and as the quantity of watery vapour which can exist invisibly in a given space, depends altogether on the intensity of heat present, the clouds in a humid atmosphere will be low, and in a dry atmosphere will be high, or there may be none. An aeronaut mounting in his balloon through a clear sky, often approaches a dense cloudy stratum to plunge into it, and for a time to be surrounded with gloom almost of night; the face of earth being hidden from him below, while the heavenly bodies are equally veiled from him above; but rising still higher, he again emerges to brightness, and looks down upon the fleecy ocean rolled in mountain heaps beneath him, as the climber to a lofty peak may look down from the ever pure atmosphere around it on the inferior region of clouds and storms. The diminished temperature of air in th...

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Title:Elements Of Physics, Or, Natural Philosophy, General And Medical (volume 2, Pt. 1); Explained…Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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