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THE

CABINET CYCLOPÆDIA.

LONDON : Printed by A, SPOTTISWUODE,

New-Street-Squire.

THE

CABINET CYCLOPÆDIA.

CONDUCTED BY THE

REV, DIONYSIUS LARDNER, LL.D. F.R.S. L. & E.

M.R.I.A. F.R.A.S. F.L.S. F.Z.S. Hon. F.C.P.S. &c. &c.

ASSISTED BY

EMINENT LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC MEN.

Patural Philosophy.

AN

HISTORICAL VIEW OF THE PROGRESS

OF

THE PHYSICAL AND MATHEMATICAL

SCIENCES,

FROM THE EARLIEST AGES TO THE PRESENT TIMES.

BY

THE REV. BADEN POWELL, M.A. F.R.S.

SAVILIAN PROFESSOR OF GEOMETRY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

A NEW EDITION

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,

PATERNOSTER-ROW;
AND JOHN TAYLOR,

UPPER GOWER STREET.

HARVARD
COLLEGE
LIBRARY

IT IS NOT EASY TO DEVISE A CURE FOR SUCH A STATE OF THINGS (THE DECLINING TASTE FOR SCIENCE) ; BUT THE MOST OBVIOUS REMEDY IS TO PROVIDE THE EDUCATED CLASSES WITH A SERIES OF WORKS ON POPULAR AND PRACTICAL SCIENCES, FREED FROM MATHEMATICAL SYMBOLS AND TECHNICAL TERMS, WRITTEN IN SIMPLE AND PERSPICUOUS LANGUAGE, AND ILLUSTRATED BY FACTS

AND EXPERIMENTS WHICH ARE LEVEL

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BADEN POWELL,M.A.
Saviltian Professor of Mathematics in the University of V.storil.

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London: PRINTED FOR LONGMAN.REES.ORME, BROWN,GP EEN & LONGMAN, PATERNOSTER PIW AND JOHN TAYLOR, LPPER GOWER SIPEET;

1834

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