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Chemistry Meteorology And the Function of Digestion Considered with Reference to Natural Theology

By William Prout

1834

William Pickering : London

9" by 6"

8pp, xxiii [4pp] 565pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The eighth and final volume of the Bridgewater Treatises: William Prout's 'Chemistry, Meteorology, and the Function of Digestion', in which he notably coined the term "convection" to describe a type of energy transfer.

The Bridgewater Treatises was commissioned by Francis Henry Egerton, 8th Earl of Bridgewater, in order to explore "the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in the Creation". The the series was published between 1833 and 1840 and contained the following works: 'The Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Condition of Man', by Thomas Chalmers. 'On The Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man', by John Kidd. 'Astronomy and General Physics considered with reference to Natural Theology', by William Whewell. 'The hand, its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as evincing Design', by Sir Charles Bell. 'Animal and Vegetable Physiology considered with reference to Natural Theology', by Peter Mark Roget. 'Geology and Mineralogy considered with reference to Natural Theology', by William Buckland. 'On the History, Habits and Instincts of Animals', by William Kirby. 'Chemistry, Meteorology, and the Function of Digestion, considered with reference to Natural Theology', by William Prout. William Prout was a renowned English chemist, physician, and natural theologian. He is best remembered for his 'Prout's hypothesis'; his attempt to explain the existence of the various chemical elements, through a hypothesis regarding the internal structure of the atom. A first edition copy. Featuring several in-text illustrations throughout, with a folding coloured folding map facing page 561. With publisher's advertisements to the front of the text. With a tipped in bookplate of the 'Institution of Surveyors' to the front pastedown, dated 'October, 1876'.

CONDITION

In a full cloth binding. Externally, bumped to extremities and head and tail of spine, resulting in slight loss to cloth. Rubbing to spine label resulting in wear and slight loss. Slight marking to board. Hinges partially split and strained, more severed to front hinge. Bookplate tipped to front pastedown, dated '1876'. Prior owner's pencil inscription to front free-endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Page slightly age toned but bright and clean, with the odd spot and handling mark to the occasional page. Small closed tear to fore edge of occasional page, not affecting text.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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