Science in Short Chapters

William Mattieu Williams

Series: Origin, Evolution and Geological History of the Earth
BISAC: SCI027000

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This collection of previously printed articles by W. Mattieu Williams is of interest to all readers who are sufficiently intelligent to prefer sober fact to sensational fiction, but who, at the same time, do not profess to be scientific specialists. The author has combined clearness and simplicity with an attempt at philosophy.
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Preface
Chapter 1. The Fuel of the Sun

Chapter 2. Dr. Siemens’ Theory of the Sun

Chapter 3. Another World Down Here

Chapter 4. The Origin of Lunar Volcanoes

Chapter 5. Note on the Direct Effect of Sun-Spots on Terrestrial Climates

Chapter 6. The Philosophy of the Radiometer and its Cosmical Revelations

Chapter 7. On the Social Benefits of Paraffin

Chapter 8. The Solidity of the Earth

Chapter 9. A Contribution to the History of Electric Lighting

Chapter 10. The Formation of Coal

Chapter 11. The Solar Eclipse of 1871

Chapter 12. Meteoric Astronomy

Chapter 13. The “Great Ice Age” and the Origin of the “Till”

Chapter 14. The Barometer and the Weather

Chapter 15. The Chemistry of Bog Reclamation

Chapter 16. Aerial Exploration of the Arctic Regions

Chapter 17. The Limits of our Coal Supply

Chapter 18. “The Englishman’s Fireside”
Chapter 19. “Baily’s Beads”

Chapter 20. The Coloring of Green Tea

Chapter 21. “Iron Filings” in Tea

Chapter 22. Concert-Room Acoustics

Chapter 23. Science and Spiritualism

Chapter 24. Mathematical Fictions

Chapter 25. World-Smashing

Chapter 26. The Dying Trees in Kensington Gardens

Chapter 27. The Oleaginous Products of Thames Mud: Where they Come from and Where they Go

Chapter 28. Luminous Paint

Chapter 29. The Origin and Probable Duration of Petroleum

Chapter 30. The Origin of Soap

Chapter 31. Oiling the Waves

Chapter 32. On the so-called “Crater Necks” and “Volcanic Bombs” of Ireland

Chapter 33. Travertine

Chapter 34. The Action of Frost in Water-Pipes and on Building Materials

Chapter 35. The Corrosion of Building Stones

Chapter 36. Fire-Clay and Anthracite

Chapter 37. Count Rumford’s Cooking-Stoves

Chapter 38. The “Consumption of Smoke”

Chapter 39. The Air of Stove-Heated Rooms
Chapter 40. Ventilation by Open Fireplaces

Chapter 41. Domestic Ventilation

Chapter 42. Home Gardens for Smoky Towns

Chapter 43. Solids, Liquids, and Gases

Chapter 44. Murchison and Babbage

Chapter 45. Atmosphere versus Ether

Chapter 46. A Neglected Disinfectant

Chapter 47. Another Disinfectant

Chapter 48. Ensilage

Chapter 49. The Fracture of Comets

Chapter 50. The Origin of Comets

Index

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