The Monthly Review Volume 16

The Monthly Review Volume 16

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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. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ...of the navy board. Can it be conceived that they should reckon the returned bolts, after 15 years' use, as of the fame weight with the new bolts; and should omit to calculate the interest of the prime cost during that period! We hope that all the national expenditure is not so negligently considered! After having stated his evidence, which related to prepared bolts, nails, and muskets, the writer proceeds to consider the mischiefs arising from the use of copper in metallic works for ships, and the comparative advantages of his own prepared metal. This statement appears to us greatly overcharged; and, when the author indulges in chemical and philosophical reasonings, he certainly exposes his ignorance. What will the reader think of his proposal for actually pickling, by brine baths, Europeans who are destined to live in hot climates; on the notion that, as the sea is falter on approaching the equator, i'a fact by no means established, ) it is clear that nature gave ea-falt as the universal preservative against putridity; and, therefore, impregnating the blood with it must preserve from putrid fevers? The remainder of the work, consisting of details of the supposed advantages of the anti-corrosion metal as applied to various purposes, with calculations of expence, &c. may be woith consulting by persons interested in those articles, provided they make due allowance for the representations of a man deeply interested in his ewn invention. The The Appendix relates to the great sacrifice made by the author to his patriotism, in rejecting the offers of the French, by which he might have cleared one, hundred thousand pounds! Having thus gone through this work without the least motive for partiality in our judgment, we must recur to the idea...show more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968654
  • 9781236968654