Illustrating the Machine That Makes the World: From J. G. Heck's 1851 Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science

Illustrating the Machine That Makes the World: From J. G. Heck's 1851 Pictorial Archive of Nature and Science

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820334141
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Series: The VQR Poetry Series
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ted Genoways is the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. His first book, Bullroarer, won the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, the Natalie Ornish Poetry Award, and the Nebraska Book Award.

Table of Contents


acknowledgments ix

illustrating the illustrators 1

one
Apparatus to show the amount of dew on trees and shrubs 5
Illustrating the theory of twilight 7
Illustrating the theory of interference 9
Illustrating the resistance of the ether 10
Illustrating the seventeenth century 11
Illustrating the destroyers 13
Illustrating the snow line 14
Illustrating that objects on earth can throw shadows into space 16
Apparatus for determining the specific heat of bodies 17
Illustrating the echo in arched rooms 19

two
Illustrating the thirteen transits of Mercury in the nineteenth century 23

three
Illustrating an answer to a question through the order in which a bird reveals letters by eating the grains set on top of them 39
Illustrating the chinquapin oak 41
Illustrating how to catch and manufacture ghosts 42
Illustrating the construction of railroads 44
Illustrating the manner of communicating vibrations to the air 45
Illustrating 47
Illustrating 49
Illustrating the theory of winds 51
Illustrating the theory of ebb and flow 52
Illustrating the machine that makes the world 53

appendix one
the illustrators 57
the theory 58
the interference 60
the resistance 61
the seventeenth 62
the destroyers 63
the snow 64
objects shadows space 65
for specific bodies 66
the echo rooms 67
Ill 68
the ebb 69
Ill 70
the machine 71

appendix two 73
notes 81

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