Travels in England, Scotland, and the Hebrides: Undertaken for the Purpose of Examining the State of the Arts, the Sciences, Natural History and Manners, in Great Britain, Vol. 1
- Containing Mineralogical Descriptions of the Country Round Newcastle; of the Mountains of Derbyshire; of the Environs of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, and St. Andrews; of Inverary, and Other Parts of Argyleshire; and of the Cave of Fingal. In Two Volumes With Plates/Translated From the French of B. Faujas Saint-Fond
This book is volume 1 of 2 the first English translation of two books written by French geologist Faujas-de-St.-Fond (1741-1819), done in 1799, two years after the original French was published. In 1784 de-St.-Fond…
- Publisher Ridgway, James
- Author Faujas-de-St.-Fond, cit. (Barthélemy), 1741-1819
- Subject Faujas-de-St.-Fond, cit. (Barthélemy), 1741-1819, Great Britain, Travel, Voyages and travels, Science, Scotland, Scotland--Edinburgh, Scotland--Hebrides, Geology, Islands, Science--Study and teaching, Scotland--Glasgow, Geikie, Archibald, 1835-1924, Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820, Europe--British Isles, England--London, Cavallo, Tiberius, 1749-1809, Lettsom, John Coakley, 1744-1815, Sheldon, John, 1752-1808, Royal Greenwich Observatory, Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), 1792-1871, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, British Museum, England--Newcastle upon Tyne, Coal trade, Henry, Thomas, 1734-1816, Watt, James, 1736-1819, Priestly, Joseph, 1734-1816, Black, Joseph, 1728-1799, Scotland--Prestonpans, Wedgewood, Josiah, 1730-1795, Iron-works, Scotland--Fingal's Cave
This volume by Tiberius Cavallo is considered one of the earliest and best works on aerostation published in eighteenth century England. Divided into two parts, this work details the history of aerostatics followed by…
Copperplate engraving illustrates the chemical apparatus and balloons used for hydrogen generation. In figure four, a hot air balloon and basket support a passenger.
Fig. 1: The set up for filling a balloon with…
Copperplate engraving illustrates the chemical apparatus and balloons used for hydrogen generation.
Fig. 1: Practical experiment to show the principle behind a rarified (hot) air balloon. A paper cone is suspended from…