Discoveries and Inventions of the Nineteenth Century
Free

Discoveries and Inventions of the Nineteenth Century

By Robert Routledge
Free
Book Description
Table of Contents
  • DISCOVERIES AND INVENTIONS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • LIST OF PLATES.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • STEAM ENGINES.
    • THE LOCOMOTIVE.
    • PORTABLE ENGINES.
    • THE STEAM HAMMER.
  • IRON.
    • IRON IN ARCHITECTURE.
      • Tall Buildings in American Cities.
    • BIG WHEELS.
  • TOOLS.
    • THE BLANCHARD LATHE.
    • SAWING MACHINES.
  • RAILWAYS.
    • THE METROPOLITAN RAILWAYS.
    • THE PACIFIC RAILWAY.
    • INCLINED RAILWAYS.
  • STEAM NAVIGATION.
    • THE RIVER AND LAKE STEAM-BOATS OF AMERICA.
  • SHIPS OF WAR.
  • FIRE-ARMS.
    • THE MILITARY RIFLE.
    • RIFLED CANNON.
      • The Fraser-Woolwich Guns, 1867–1880.
    • MACHINE GUNS.
  • TORPEDOES.
  • SHIP CANALS.
    • THE SUEZ CANAL.
    • THE MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL.
    • THE NORTH SEA CANAL.
    • THE PANAMA AND NICARAGUA CANAL PROJECTS.
  • IRON BRIDGES.
    • GIRDER BRIDGES.
    • SUSPENSION BRIDGES.
    • CANTILEVER BRIDGES.
    • THE TOWER BRIDGE, LONDON.
    • THE GREAT BROOKLYN BRIDGE.
  • PRINTING MACHINES.
    • LETTERPRESS PRINTING.
    • PATTERN PRINTING.
  • HYDRAULIC POWER.
  • PNEUMATIC DISPATCH.
  • ROCK BORING.
    • THE MONT CENIS TUNNEL.
    • ROCK-DRILLING MACHINES.
    • THE CHANNEL TUNNEL.
    • THE ST. GOTHARD RAILWAY.
  • LIGHT.
    • SOME PHENOMENA OF LIGHT.
    • VELOCITY OF LIGHT.
    • REFLECTION OF LIGHT.
    • REFRACTION.
    • DOUBLE REFRACTION AND POLARIZATION.
    • CAUSE OF LIGHT AND COLOUR.
  • THE SPECTROSCOPE.
    • CELESTIAL CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS.
  • ROENTGEN’S X RAYS.
  • SIGHT.
    • THE EYE.
    • VISUAL IMPRESSIONS.
  • ELECTRICITY.
    • ELEMENTARY PHENOMENA OF MAGNETISM AND ELECTRICITY.
    • THEORY OF ELECTRICITY.
    • ELECTRIC INDUCTION.
    • DYNAMICAL ELECTRICITY.
    • INDUCED CURRENTS.
    • MAGNETO-ELECTRICITY.
    • THE GRAMME MAGNETO-ELECTRIC MACHINE.
    • ELECTRIC LIGHTING AND ELECTRIC POWER.
    • THE NEW ELECTRICITY.
  • THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.
    • TELEGRAPHIC INSTRUMENTS.
    • TELEGRAPHIC LINES.
    • THE TELEPHONE.
  • LIGHTHOUSES.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY.
    • PHOTOGRAPHY IN COLOURS.
  • PRINTING PROCESSES.
    • STEREOTYPING.
    • LITHOGRAPHY.
    • OTHER PROCESSES.
    • THE LINOTYPE MACHINE.
  • RECORDING INSTRUMENTS.
    • THE PHONOGRAPH.
  • AQUARIA.
    • THE CRYSTAL PALACE AQUARIUM.
    • THE BRIGHTON AQUARIUM.
  • GOLD AND DIAMONDS.
    • GOLD.
    • DIAMONDS.
  • NEW METALS.
  • INDIAN-RUBBER and GUTTA-PERCHA.
    • INDIAN-RUBBER.
    • GUTTA-PERCHA.
  • ANÆSTHETICS.
  • EXPLOSIVES.
  • MINERAL COMBUSTIBLES.
    • COAL.
    • PETROLEUM.
    • PARAFFIN.
  • COAL-GAS.
  • COAL-TAR COLOURS.
  • THE GREATEST DISCOVERY OF THE AGE.
  • NOTES A and B.
    • Note A—Continuation of Table on page 755, showing the quantity of Coals raised annually in Great Britain.
    • Note B—CONSERVATION OF ENERGY.—Page 804.
  • INDEX
  • TRANSCRIBER’S NOTES
    No review for this book yet, be the first to review.
      No comment for this book yet, be the first to comment
      Also Available On
      Categories
      Curated Lists