The Composition of the Atmosphere with Special Reference to Its Oxygen Content (Classic Reprint)

The Composition of the Atmosphere with Special Reference to Its Oxygen Content (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Composition of the Atmosphere With Special Reference to Its Oxygen Content Before you receive this letter I shall have sent you my eudiometer, together with a short memoir, explaining the use of the machine, in order to ascertain with exactness the wholesomeness of the air in any particular place. It is the same instrument that I made use of in my tour through Italy, in the course of which I have had the satisfaction of convincing myself that the air of all those places which, from the long experience of the inhabitants, has been reputed unwholesome, is found to be so, to a very great degree of exactness, by this instrument of mine, so that the theory seems to correspond very well to observation. In the mountains near Pisa I made trial of the air at different heights, beginning on the plain, and proceeding to the highest summits; and found a remarkable difference in the state of the air, every stratum being purer in proportion as I ascended. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243302282
  • 9780243302284