Philosophical Principles of Religion; Natural and Revealed in Two Parts. Containing the Elements of Natural Philosophy Containing the Nature and Kinds of Infinites Volume 1

Philosophical Principles of Religion; Natural and Revealed in Two Parts. Containing the Elements of Natural Philosophy Containing the Nature and Kinds of Infinites Volume 1

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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. 1715 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Planets, been either spherical or oblongly spheroidical-, so that the Advantage of this Figure is very considerable, the Surfaces of the Polar Regions, which by reason of the oblique Incidence of the Rays of the Sun upon them, are colder, and less convenient for the Habitation of Animals, and the Pror duction of the nobler Sort of Vegetables, are are hereby considerably lessened, and the Surfaces or Space about the temperate Zones, which are most comfortable and useful, are thereby considerably enlarged. The same Figure obtains not only in the Earth, and the rest of the Planets, and theif Satellits but likewise in the Sun, and universally in every fluid Body revolving bout an Axe. % XXVIII. Having shewn some of the Advantages arising from the several Motions of the Earth, and the Combination of these, which are common to the other Planets, I come now briefly to consider, those that poflibly may be more particularly belonging to our Globe, and are not the immediate Consequence of its Motions and the first in order is our Atmosphere, of such Necessity toward the subsistence of Animals, and the growth of Vegetables, that neither cou'd subsist any considerable time without it. This Atmosphere is a thin elajlick Fluid, intermixt with Particles of different Natures, surrounding our Globe to the heighth, of about forty or forty five Miles. The Nature and Properties of this Fluid, I have in some measure (hewn already. But some of its uses I shall now point out, and first as to Vegetation, Dr. Grew and Malpighi have shewn that it is a principal concurrent therein, and by Experiments on Seeds sown in Earth and put in an exhausted Receiver, 268 ff!)tiosop!)cal ffunctples ceiver, it has been proved that no Vegetation can succeed without it, what makes...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509269
  • 9781236509260