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The Family Memoirs of the REV. William Stukeley, M.D. and the Antiquarian and Other Correspondence of William Stukeley, Roger & Samuel Gale, Etc Volume 1 (Paperback) Loot Price: R458
Discovery Miles 4 580
The Family Memoirs of the REV. William Stukeley, M.D. and the Antiquarian and Other Correspondence of William Stukeley, Roger &...

The Family Memoirs of the REV. William Stukeley, M.D. and the Antiquarian and Other Correspondence of William Stukeley, Roger & Samuel Gale, Etc Volume 1 (Paperback)

William Stukeley

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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. 1880 Excerpt: ... this when considered will prove to be a disadvantage. For an abatement in the resistance of the air is in effect an abatement of force in flying; but if it should be granted that it is an advantage yett is it one that cannot be obtained in that part of the atmosphere where the author supposes the flight to be made, viz. underneath the clouds. For the air beneath the clouds follows a different rule of rarefaction from that which is above the clouds. The density of the air depends upon two causes: it is condensed by the weight of the incumbent atmosphere, & it is rarefycd by the reflected heat of the earth: by which means it becomes not densest near the earth but it grows denser & denser in its progresse upward, as the reflected bent decreases, fc comes at last to its limit of greatest density, which I suppose may be in or near the place where the vapors or clouds are raised to by its heat. Birds do in all probability find an advantage in flying hifh, but it is not from the abatement but from the increase of the resistance, for the air being denser & more buoyant, it affords a stronger spring to the wings in flying. The last & principall point, & that alone which is intended to contain a solution of the difficulty in shewing after what manner these birds do perform so great a passnge in so short a time, namely by being freed from the diurnall motion of the earth, as soon as they are freed from the resistance of the air, is indeed nothing more than a meer opinion, not warranted by any authority, nor in any manner to be reconciled with the establisht doctrines or known experiments of motion. For bodys move along with the earth as parts with the whole, whether there be any atmosphere or not. The atmosphere may by degrees communicate its moti...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: William Stukeley
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 196
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-91602-8
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-91602-9
Barcode: 9781153916028

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