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The Wonderful Century
The Age of New Ideas in Science and Invention

ISBN 9781138392991
Published August 14, 2020 by Routledge
544 Pages

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Book Description

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

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