The Dynamical Theory Of The Formation Of The Earth (volume 2)

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byArchibald Tucker Ritchie

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... SECTION IX. CONCENTRATION OF THE LIGHT AROUND THE SUN; AND THE COMPLETION OF THE WORK OF CREATION. CHAPTER XXXVIII. Preparatory observations. Unique nature of the force which occasioned the protorotation of the earth, and other spheres of our system. Supposed to be identical with electro-magnetism. This description of force defined, and described more minutely from scientific sources. Also the movement of rotation which frequently accompanies the exhibition of this kind of electricity. Confirmatory evidence deduciblc from the single motion, or non-diurnal rotation of the moon. This satellite fully described according to the latest telescopic discoveries. Concluding inferences. The conclusions which we came to at the close of the preceding chapter are very important, and are likely to exercise considerable influence over our future arguments. Convinced of this, as well as of the certainty of the non-rotating sphere having "been caused, by a commensurate influence, to revolve around its axis, we are shut up to the alternative of supposing, that this effect was produced by a force which acted in a manner distinct from any we have yet had occasion to contemplate; one, for instance, which, while it proceeded in a direction parallel to the earth's axis, was capable of sending forth its resultant effects at right angles thereto; and, fortunately for our hypothesis, and the fate of this theory, there has been discovered, lately, a force which causes rotation in planes perpendicular to the line of its direction; and which, therefore, completely corresponds with the description of force of which we are in quest. This unique impelling power belongs to a class of phenomena hitherto only casually noticed, but to which we must now direct the attention, and endeavour to...

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... SECTION IX. CONCENTRATION OF THE LIGHT AROUND THE SUN; AND THE COMPLETION OF THE WORK OF CREATION. CHAPTER XXXVIII. Preparator...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.48 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217077056

ISBN - 13:9780217077057

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