English Mechanic and World of Science Volume 53

English Mechanic and World of Science Volume 53

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... any of his words by way of finding fault with them. My long acquaintance with his mind led me to anticipate his reception of my letter; but I cannot pass it by without comment. All that our friend says about magnetism has been said many times respecting the homoeopathic action of drugs. Because the drugs are attenuated they can have no action on the human body. The contrary has been proved again and again, and I have proved in myself that drugs in an attenuated form can and do relieve pain, and cure maladies. "Sigma" says, "a magnet can emit no energy." If this is the case, may I ask him, What, then, are the lines of magnetic force? Are those lines evidences of energy? If not, since they are power ful to act in attracting or repelling iron and steel, what relation do their power and force bear to energyr If I place a steel pen in the palm of my hand and a magnet beneath it, the pen is attracted by a force passing through the tissues of the hand. Is not that force magnetic energy? It performs a movement, and this seems to demand energy. By placing the steel pen on my hand I have evidence of magnetic force passing through the hand. The pen is only a means of detecting the existence of this force. It was there before the pen was placed on the hand; it did not draw its magnetic energy from me, and its effects on the hand or pen were neither " moral" nor "mental." G. E. Bonney. LOCUSTS. 32374.--The "destroying legions "--the "devouring hosts"--are epithets heard of and read of in European lands happily free from the greates t scourge which can befall the fields and gardens of the human race! So sudden and unexpected is their invasion, and so swift is their flight, that the long, dark...show more

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  • Paperback | 1092 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 54mm | 1,905g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236990730
  • 9781236990730