The Gallery Of Nature And Art; Or, A Tour Through Creation And Science Volume 5

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byEdward Polehampton

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...experiment, stood on the wax cakes as before, without touching the ground with the iron rods, or any part of their bodies, and the charged phial was exploded four times. These were not at all felt by the observer next to B, and without the greatest attention would not have b«n perceived by him next to A; and then only in some of the trials, the feeling of the electricity was like that of a small pulse between the fingtr and thumb of that hand which held the wire. The loaded phUl was again discharged four times more, without any other al. teration in the disposition of the apparatus than that the observer next to B stood on the ground; when the electrical commotion was perceived by the observer, though not so sharp as when the other observer at the same time stood on the ground. The observer next to A felt the tingling between his finger and thumb a: before. The gentlemen were desirous of trying the electrical commotion at a still greater distance than any of the former through the water, and where, at the same time by altering the disposition of the ap. pnratus, it might be tried whether that p 'wer would be perceptible through the dry ground only at a considerable distance. High, bury Barn beyond Islington was thought a convenient place for this purpose, as it was situated on a bill nearly in a line, and almost equi.distant from two stations on the New River, somewhat more than a mile asunder by land, though following the course of that river their distance from each other was two miles. The hill between these stations was of a gravelly soil; which, from the late continuance of hot weather without rain, was dry, full of cracks, and consequently was as proper to determine whether the electricity would be conducted by dry ground to any great...

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...experiment, stood on the wax cakes as before, without touching the ground with the iron rods, or any part of their bodi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.43 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021738613X

ISBN - 13:9780217386135

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