Storms; Their Nature, Classification And Laws. With The Means Of Predicting Them By Their…

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byWilliam Blasius

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. CORROBORATIVE EVIDENCE FROM OTHER SOURCES. THE operations of Nature, at least in their beginnings, are not complicated, and she attains her greatest ends by the simplest means. The deeper her secrets are penetrated, the more clearly it appears that the most complicated phenomena in this visible world are due to a few forces which seem to start from one common source, as the blood of the many veins in the body receives its impulse from the heart. The force that makes the apple fall to the ground causes also the worlds to move in their orbits. Obscure and complicated explanations are therefore always to be regarded with suspicion. The theory that I have set forth in the preceding pages is not thus complicated, nor is it dependent on the action of unknown forces, but upon those that are familiar. Its basis is the phenomena of the motion of locally heated air, which are commonly known, and which may be seen around any fire and in the interchange of cold and warm air through the open window of a heated room. It was not first assumed and then the facts sought for its corroboration, but it grew out of facts which had been gathered together with the simple desire to discover their true significance. The phenomena upon which it is built, so far as they are to be seen in the temperate zone, I have observed fo follow each other as cause and effect in regular order without fail through a period of nearly a quarter of a century. They can be verified by any intelligent and careful observer, and are unexplained by any theory which has heretofore been published to the world. But the proof of my theory does not depend on my own investigations, being supplied also by facts brought out in recent investigations in Europe and this country, the results of which are of the more value, as they ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. CORROBORATIVE EVIDENCE FROM OTHER SOURCES. THE operations of Nature, at least in their beginnings, are not complicated, and she attains her gr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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