Recent Studies in Naupathia, Or, Seasickness

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWinslow Warner Skinner

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the different organs and liquids of the body by the movements of the ship when one observes what occurs in cases like the following: On board of a ship, pitching in a heavy sea, a person is seated in a deep chair having easy spiral springs in the bottom. When the ship moves rapidly in a vertical plane, the person seated in the springy easy chair follows a movement which is not exactly that of the ship. In cer tain parts of the trajectory the person rises or falls with greater speed than the ship itself does. For instance, during the rise of the ship, especially during the second half of the rise, the person feels himself lifted or pushed up as though about to be shot out of the chair. lie has the feeling of a sudden diminution of weight. The spiral springs lengthen out, and the occupant of the chair is actually elevated to a level higher by several centimetres, compared with surrounding objects--tables, windows, etc.--than that which he had an instant before. His back shoots up a little further above the back of the chair than it did before the ship started upward. At the end of the rising of the ship this independent movement on the part of the person ceases, and the two different rates of speed unite little by little, so that both the ship and the person in question arrive at the same instant at the maximum height of their respective courses. A similar difference in the speed of the two objects takes place during the descent of the ship into the hollow of the waves, only in an inverse direction. Now the person sinks more deeply into the soft bottom of the chair as the ship falls. Toward the end of the descent the person feels himself settling harder into the springy seat, as if his weight had suddenly increased or a heavy hand was...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...the different organs and liquids of the body by the movements of the ship when one observes what occurs in case...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217540759

ISBN - 13:9780217540759

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