A system of mineralogy: comprising the most recent discoveries: including full descriptions of species and their localities, chemical analyses and formulas, tables for the determination of minerals, and a treatise on mathematical crystallography and the drawing of figures of crystals. Illustrated by numerous woodcuts and four copper plates

G. P. Putnam, 1850 - 711 Seiten

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Seite 3 - To change is always seeming fickleness. But not to change with the advance of science, is worse ; it is persistence in error...
Seite 753 - Or as philosophers, who find Some favourite system to their mind, In every point to make it fit, Will force all nature to submit.
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Seite 129 - The sine of the angle of incidence bears a constant ratio to the sine of the angle of refraction.
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