Notes On Mineralogy;  Designed For Use In The English High School, Boston by Alonzo G. Whitman

Notes On Mineralogy; Designed For Use In The English High School, Boston

byAlonzo G. Whitman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1872 Excerpt: ... NOTES ON MINERALOGY. CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTION. DIVISIONS OP SCIENCE. Science is classified knowledge, and is generally applied to external nature. It is divided into Natural and Physical Science. Natural Science considers the external form and the internal structure of bodies. Physical Science treats only of the matter of which these bodies are made up. Geology, Mineralogy, Botany and Zoology should therefore be classed as Natural Sciences or departments of Natural History. Physics and Chemistry, which treat of matter in reference to its molecular and atomic changes, as weight, hardness, color, combustibility, are Physical Sciences. We give the following definitions from Prof. Niles, as containing much in few words:--A body is anything we can see or feel. Art is man's power to form. Bodies formed by art are artificial bodies. Bodies formed by nature are natural bodies. Knowledge of natural bodies is Natural History. Arrangement of parts is structure. Bodies having structure are structural bodies. Structural parts having different uses are organs. Bodies having organs are organic bodies. Natural bodies without organs are inorganic bodies. Same structure is homogeneous. A simple inorganic body having a homogeneous structure is a mineral. Motions prompted by intelligence are voluntary motions. An organic body giving signs of intelligence is an animal. An organic body giving no signs of intelligence is a plant. The science that treats of plants is called Botany. The science that treats of animals is called Zoology. The science that treats of minerals or mineral aggregates is called 'Mineralogy. Botany and Zoology treat of all natural objects that have life. Mineralogy treats of the inorganic world, or of natural objects that have not life. CHAPTER II. STRUCTURE ...

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Title:Notes On Mineralogy; Designed For Use In The English High School, BostonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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