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The Threshold of Science

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Excerpt from The Threshold of Science: A Variety of Simple and Amusing Experiments Illustrating Some of the Chief Physical and Chemical Properties of Surrounding Objects, and the Effects Upon Them of Light and Heat a Heat

It was originally intended that this little book should be simply a revised edition of The Magic of Science, by the late James Wylde, some time Lecturer at the London Polytechnic Institution; but as nearly thirty years have elapsed since the first appearance of that work, it has been found necessary to recast entirely the whole subject-matter, and to produce a completely different book.

This course has been rendered requisite, not only on account of the progress of Science generally during the last three decades, but also and more especially because of the altered position in which the study of Physical Science now stands in reference to ordinary education. Thirty years ago, systematic instruction in this subject was hardly to be met with in England outside the walls of a limited number of universities, colleges, and medical schools. As a matter of every-day education requisite for all classes, and not merely for a comparatively small number of students preparing for special walks in life, Physical Science had little or no existence; and when scientific experiments were shown in public, and popular lectures on Science delivered, the matter was treated more from the point of view of the conjurer and showman or caterer for amusement, than from that of the teacher of a branch of knowledge as valuable as a means of developing the faculties as any other kind of mental training known.

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EAN: 9781330498699
ISBN: 1330498690
Untertitel: A Variety of Simple and Amusing Experiments Illustrating Some of the Chief Physical and Chemical Properties of Surrounding Objects, and the Effects Upon Them of Light and Heat a Heat (Classic Reprint). Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Forgotten Books
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2015
Seitenanzahl: 420 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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