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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature Volume 18 (Paperback) Loot Price: R795 Discovery Miles 7 950
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature Volume 18 (Paperback): Tobias George Smollett
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature Volume 18 (Paperback): Tobias George Smollett

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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature Volume 18 (Paperback)

Tobias George Smollett

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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. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...scarcely a subject in the mathematics, on which the reader will not either gain the fullest information, or be referred to the best authors; and there have been very few men of distinguished note in the mathematical world, whose lives and writings do iKt form the subject of a very interesting article. In many places the author intersperses his own particular discoveries; jn others he gives us his own analysis; in others he selects from the best materials. In so wide afield it is in vain that we seek for extracts, or we might select the ingenious proof given of the equilibrium on the lever; we might observe how properly, in die account of mills, the rectification lately made in the theory in America is introduced; introduced t we might take a variety, of subjects, in which every, idea, of importance that has been ever advanced, is produced, and the reader, has before him every thing that is necessary to gjKe.him.complete, satisfaction. Yet there are things which.taiglit Itave been omitted, and their omission would have left space for more important articles. Thus the mathematician _ and philosopher do not, in such a work, look for an account of the festivals of the. church, unless some question in chronaJpgy is involved in them-, and the history of the aberration of the Jixed stars, ' and aerostation, occupies a greater bulk than their comparative merit deserves. Had the history of aberration been shortened, the theory pethaps might have been advantageously enlarged upon.. Jn the aberration of light by reflection or refraction by spherical surfaces, the theory is more incorrect, and we looked in vain for the inforflYhfioh we reqiihed tinder the articles Causticks and Diacauftic ;s. An instance of improper arrangement, which will be fea(Hy corrected, ...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2012
First published: June 2012
Authors: Tobias George Smollett
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 268
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-06166-6
Barcode: 9781154061666
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-06166-3

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