A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery. With a Short Explanation of Some of the Principal Natural Phenomena. For the Use of Schools and Families. Enlarged and Revised Edition.
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A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery. With a Short Explanation of Some of the Principal Natural Phenomena. For the Use of Schools and Families. Enlarged and Revised Edition.

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  • A CATECHISM OF FAMILIAR THINGS;
  • Their History, and the Events which Led to Their Discovery.
    • WITH A SHORT EXPLANATION OF SOME OF THE PRINCIPAL
  • NATURAL PHENOMENA.
    • FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES.
    • Enlarged and Revised Edition.
      • New York, Cincinnati, and St. Louis:
    • New York, Cincinnati, and St. Louis:
    • BENZIGER BROTHERS
      • PRINTERS TO THE HOLY APOSTOLIC SEE.
      • Copyright, 1881, by BENZIGER BROTHERS.
    • PRINTERS TO THE HOLY APOSTOLIC SEE.
    • Copyright, 1881, by BENZIGER BROTHERS.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • A CATECHISM OF FAMILIAR THINGS.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • Dew, Water, Rain, Snow, Hail, Atmosphere, Wind, Lightning, Thunder, Electricity, Twilight, and the Aurora Borealis.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • Corn, Barley, Pearl Barley, Oats, Rye, Potatoes, Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • Calico, Cotton, Cloth, Wool, Baize, Linen, Flax, Hemp, Diaper, Holland, Canvas, and Flannel.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • Cocoa, Toddy, Cherries, Bark, Cork, Cochineal, Cloves, Cinnamon, and Cassia.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • Bombazine, Crape, Camlet, Cambric, Lace, Silk, Velvet, and Mohair.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • Currants, Raisins, Figs, Rice, Sugar, Sugar Candy, &c., Sago, Millet, Ginger, Nutmeg, Mace, Pimento or Allspice, Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • Glass, Mirrors, Earthenware, Porcelain, Needles, Pins, Paper, Printing, Parchment, and Vellum.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • Capers, Almonds, Oranges, Lemons, Citrons, Limes, Olives, Oils, Melons, Tamarinds, and Dates.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • Hats, Stockings, Shoes, Gloves, Leather, Furs, and Ink.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • Asbestus, Salt, Coal, Iron, Copper, Brass, Zinc, and Lapis Calaminaris.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • Yams, Mangoes, Bread-fruit, Shea or Butter Tree, Cow Tree, Water Tree, Licorice, Manna, Opium, Tobacco, and Gum.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • Spectacles, Mariner's Compass, Barometer, Thermometer, Watches, Clocks, Telescope, Microscope, Gunpowder, Steam Engine, and Electro-Magnetic Telegraph.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • Soap, Candles, Tallow Tree, Spermaceti, Wax, Mahogany, Indian Rubber or Caoutchouc, Sponge, Coral, Lime, Carbon, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Gas, Hydrogen, Chalk, and Marble.
  • CHAPTER XIV.
    • Gold, Silver, Lead, Tin, Platina, Sulphur, Gems or Precious Stones, as Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds, Turquois, Pearls, Mother-or-Pearls, and Ivory.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • Starch, Arrow-Root, Tapioca, Isinglass, Caviare, the Vine, Wine, Gin, Rum, Brandy, Vinegar, Indigo, Gamboge, Logwood, Tar, Pitch, Camphor, Musk, Myrrh, Frankincense, and Turpentine.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • Bricks, Mortar, Granite, Slate, Limestone, or Calcareous Rocks, Steel, Earths, Volcanoes, and Earthquakes.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • Architecture, Sculpture, Use of Money, Navigation.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • Music, Painting, Poetry, Astronomy, Arts and Sciences, Art of Writing, and Chemistry.
  • CHAPTER XIX.
    • Attraction, Tides, Gravity, Artesian Wells, Air, Aneroid Barometer, Ear-Trumpet, Stethoscope, Audiphone, Telephone, Phonograph, Microphone, Megaphone, Tasimeter, Bathometer, Anemometer, Chronometer.
  • CHAPTER XX.
    • Light, Lime Light, Magnesium Light, Electric Light, Rainbow, Prism, Spectrum, Colors, Photography, Camera Obscura, Stereoscope, Kaleidoscope.
  • CHAPTER XXI.
    • Electricity, Electric Currents, Electric Battery, Electrotyping, Stereotyping, Telegraph, Ocean Cable, Lightning Rod, The Gulf Stream, The Mt. Cenis Tunnel, The Suez Canal, Suspension Bridges, Eminent Americans.
  • INDEX.
    • THE END.
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