Letters on Natural Magic, Addressed to Sir Walter Scott

Letters on Natural Magic, Addressed to Sir Walter Scott

by David Brewster


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532788963
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2016
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Extent and interest of the subject; 2. The eye the most important of our organs; 3. Subject of spectral illusions; 4. Science used as an instrument of imposture; 5. Miscellaneous optical illusions; 6. Natural phenomena marked with the marvellous; 7. Illusions depending on the ear; 8. Musical and harmonic sounds explained; 9. Singular effects in nature depending on sound; 10. Mechanical inventions of the ancients few in number; 11. Mechanical automata of the ancients; 12. Wonders of chemistry; 13. Spontaneous combustion.

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