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A

MANUAL

OF

NATURAL PHILOSOPHY:

WITH

RECAPITULATORY QUESTIONS ON EACH CHAPTER;

AND

A DICTIONARY OF PHILOSOPHICAL TERMS.

BY

JOHN L. COMSTOCK M.D.

AND

RICHARD D. HOBLYN A.M. OXON.

AUTHOR OF A

"DICTIONARY OF TERMS USED IN MEDICINE AND THE COLLATERAL SCIENCES,"

AND OF MANUALS OF CHEMISTRY AND OF THE STEAM ENGINE.

ONE STEEL PLATE AND 281 WOOD CUTS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR ADAM SCOTT,

(LATE SCOTT & WEBSTER,) CHARTERHOUSE SQUARE

1846.

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THIS Manual of Natural Philosophy claims no higher merit than that of being a republication of the popular treatise by Dr Comstock, of Hartford, in the United States, enlarged and to a certain extent remodelled. His colleague feels a peculiar pleasure in the association of his own name with that of an author who has earned a well-merited reputation in the pursuit of physical science. As an elementary work, requiring for its perusal no mathematical attainment, nor, indeed, any previous knowledge of natural philosophy, it is at once simple, intelligible, and in most parts familiar. Terms of science have been in general avoided, and, when used, have been explained in connexion with the matters to which they relate; whilst the several subjects are illustrated, as much as possible, by means of common occurrences, with the view of placing philosophical truths within the reach of ordinary acquirements, and of rendering their study more inviting as a branch of general education.

"Every one," observes Dr Comstock, "who has attempted to make himself master of a difficult proposition by means of diagrams, knows that the great number of letters of reference with which they are sometimes loaded, is often the most perplexing part of the subject, and particularly when one figure is made to answer several purposes, and is

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