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The Life of the Honourable Henry Cavendish Including Abstracts of his More Important Scientific Papers and A Critical Inquiry Into The Claims of All the Alleged Discoverers of the Composition of Water 110.00
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Wilson, George

Catalogue No.: k0817

Publisher:

London.: The Cavendish Society

Edition:

First Edition; Published Date: 1851

Illustrations:

Illustrations within the text; engraved frontisplate of Cavendish

Dimensions:

230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches) - 478pp.

Appearance:

Green/gilt illustrated hardback cloth cover.

Condition:

G : in good condition without dust jacket. Rubbed and marked. Some splits to outer hinges. Some inner hinge cracking. Some age darkening to page edges. Neat pencilled annotations on back paste down. Clean and bright overall.

Henry Cavendish(1731 1810) was a British natural philosopher, scientist, and an important experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist. Cavendish is noted for his discovery of hydrogen or what he called "inflammable air".(See his 1766 paper "On Factitious Airs"). A notoriously shy man, Cavendish was nonetheless distinguished for great accuracy and precision in his researches into the composition of atmospheric air, the properties of different gases, the synthesis of water, the law governing electrical attraction and repulsion, a mechanical theory of heat, and calculations of the density (and hence the mass) of the Earth. His experiment to measure the density of the Earth has come to be known as the Cavendish experiment.

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The Life of the Honourable Henry Cavendish Including Abstracts of his More Important Scientific Papers and A Critical Inquiry Into The Claims of All the Alleged Discoverers of the Composition of Water
The Life of the Honourable Henry Cavendish Including Abstracts of his More Important Scientific Papers and A Critical Inquiry Into The Claims of All the Alleged Discoverers of the Composition of Water