Nature Volume 5

Nature Volume 5

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...communications upon the galvanic battery, the total eclipse of the sun of August 2, 1869, and the meteoric showers of 1867, &c.; and the whole book must be considered a very valuable contribution to physical science. SERIOUS apprehensions have been excited at Nantwich in Cheshire by the repeated landslips which have occurred there. For several winters in succession large surfaces of ground have fallen in, it is supposed on account of the withdrawal of the salt from the salt-mines. The slip which occurred this winter is on the same spot where similar occurrences happened twelve months, two, and four years ago. The pit is about 300 yards in circumference, and about I00 feet deep, and the sides are almost perpcndicular. It is feared that if these subsidences continue the town itself will be threatened, and the attention of the Government has been called to them. MR. W. LAIRD CLOWES, in El. letter to a contemporary dated The Cottage, Ptnner, Monday, Jan. 8, writes: --"To-night, between 8.15 and 8.30, I noticed three beautilully luminous atmosphedcal phenomena on the northern horizon. They all took the form of an arc of fire of between 8 and 10 in height, the first two happening within a minute of one another, and the last about eleven minutes after the second. There were a. slight breere and light clouds at the time." This was most probably an aurora borealis, but we have not seen any other account of it. THE Trinity Board have established an electric light at the South Foreland lighthouse, which is situated between Dover and Deal. It was formally opened on New Year's Day by Sir Frederick Arrow, the Deputy-Master of the Trinity Board, in the place of Prince Arthur, who was prevented from being present. This lighthouse...show more

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  • Paperback | 630 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,107g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687823X
  • 9781236878236