Pleasant Ways in Science
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Pleasant Ways in Science

By Richard A. Proctor
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  • PLEASANT WAYS IN SCIENCE.
  • WORKS BY RICHARD A. PROCTOR.
  • CONTENTS.
  • PREFACE.
  • PLEASANT WAYS IN SCIENCE.
  • OXYGEN IN THE SUN.
  • SUN-SPOT, STORM, AND FAMINE.
  • NEW WAYS OF MEASURING THE SUN’S DISTANCE.
  • DRIFTING LIGHT-WAVES.
  • THE NEW STAR WHICH FADED INTO STAR-MIST.
  • STAR-GROUPING, STAR-DRIFT, AND STAR-MIST. A Lecture delivered at the Royal Institution on May 6, 1870.
  • MALLET’S THEORY OF VOLCANOES.
  • TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE.
  • A MIGHTY SEA-WAVE.
  • STRANGE SEA CREATURES.
  • ON SOME MARVELS IN TELEGRAPHY.
  • THE PHONOGRAPH, OR VOICE-RECORDER.
  • THE GORILLA AND OTHER APES.
  • THE USE AND ABUSE OF FOOD.
  • OZONE.
  • DEW.
  • THE LEVELLING POWER OF RAIN.
  • ANCIENT BABYLONIAN ASTROGONY.
  • FOOTNOTES
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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