First published in 1925. This study examines the advances in engineering and science in the nineteenth century. The author examines topics on locomotion and sea travel, photography, chemistry, electricity amongst many other industrial and scientific developments. This title will be of interest to historians as well as scientists and engineers.
Table of Contents
Part One: Successes; 1. Modes of Travelling 2. The Advance in Locomotion on the Ocean 3. Labour-Saving Machinery 4. The Conveyance of Thought 5. Fire and Light 6. New Applications of Light – Photography 7. Light: Its Nature and Properties 8. Physical Principles and Their Applications 9. The Importance of Dust: A Source of Beauty and Essential to Life 10. Some of the Chief Problems and Discoveries of Chemistry 11. Electricity: The Science of the Century 12. Astronomy: The Solar System 13. The Sun’s Nature and Constitution 14. The Stars 15. The Structure of the Heavens 16. Geology: The Glacial Epoch, and the Antiquity of Man 17. Evolution and Natural Selection 18. Popular Discoveries in Physiology 19. The Nineteenth Compared with Preceding Centuries; Part Two: Failures; 20. The Neglect of Phrenology 21. The Opposition to Hypnotism and Physical Research 22. Militarism – The Curse of Civilisation 23. The Demon of Greed 24. The Plunder of the Earth – Conclusion; Appendix; Index