New Englander and Yale Review Volume 3

New Englander and Yale Review Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ... suppose that works of a scientific character are of use to professional men alone, on the ground that they are intelligible to no others. The Journal is intelligible, to a great extent, to all men of thought. Intelligent persons generally are more nearly on an equality in respect to a capacity of deriving instruction from such works, than they suspect. A professor of astronomy may be as far from appreciating an article on chemistry, as any other well informed reader; and any reader, with a spirit of investigation, can. find, in every successive number, much that is within his present comprehension, and still more accessible to his powers of inquiry. In a work embracing so many branches of learning, excluding nothing in science, nothing in art and discovery, nothing in natural history, there will be much that one set of readers will pass over, to be read by others more immediately interested in those several subjects. But we must insist, that there is enough intelligible matter in this journal to satisfy the demands of every man of reflection and research. Whether he is a physician, an agriculturalist, a mechanic or artist of any description, he will find his reading, in part, serviceable in his own employment. Every volume will be apt to suggest to him some improvement in his own art, some application of science to the business of life, which will repay him many fold for his outlay. He will also see a happy influence exerted upon his children, early developing their talents and tastes, and leading them to the study of elementary works on those subjects in which the Journal may excite an interest in their minds. No intelligent family can take the work without reaping some of these fruits. But if the private benefit which a patron of this more

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  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 508g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236559517
  • 9781236559517