A Discourse Concerning the Origine and Properties of Wind; With an Historicall Account of Hurricanes, and Other Tempestuous Winds

A Discourse Concerning the Origine and Properties of Wind; With an Historicall Account of Hurricanes, and Other Tempestuous Winds

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1671 edition. Excerpt: ...or at leafi are the refults of thofe Calorifique mixtures by which fome Mineralls and falts, fermenting together in the Cavitys of the Earth, emit Hot fum'es: Like'feverallC hymicall preparations, fuch as Oyl of Tartar and fpirit" of V itriol, which caufe 2 firangc Ebullition ' and' Heat their __eommifiion only And if '. _ WC' _ ( 115) wee fuppofe any thing Analogous to thefe under ground ( where Noture in her own Elaboratory often exceeds the greareft Sagacity of Jr: ) why may not the Tepid Steams and Vapors that afcend from thence, be able to produce fo conliderable a degree of Heat in the Air, that might occafion Scorghing Winols? And happily the Rancounters, of Certain Mineralls with each other, in thofe Pallages where the VVaters flow, may likewife by their mutuall ferments, be the moi' probable cauife of many Hot 'Both.r'?'Spring: .Neverthelelle Fromundus, 8!. fome other f7l(_otura1il.r of late, in rheNumber of which wee mayreckon our Countryman Mr, Hob:, afl-irmc that all VVinds whatever doe a'tually refrigeratee an ( I17 D i and oftentimes lo intenll I that they prove the fitte't-inliiuments for they Congelation of Liquids; And I_ mufl confefie, it feldome falls under our obfervation, that in any parts of Earape, the V Vinds s are comparatively hotter then our Senjiarier, Or the Jmbient Jir 5 yet in many Provinces of Afric 8t Arabia, but molt of all near the Perfian ' Gulf, wherethey come juPc oil from the_Burning Sands, they are intolerably hot and fuflocatingt as appears from the Relations of A the Portugal/I firfl Voyages to the Eajilndies, __wherethey felt Galer ofthe E, and N, E_Wind id HOt, ' that the Air feem'd to be infiamfd and fcorching like fire. So...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738853
  • 9781236738851