Essayes of natural experiments, made in the Academie del cimento, under the protection of the most serene Prince Leopold of Tuscany / written in Italian by the secretary of that academy [Lorenzo Magalotti], Englished by Richard Waller.

Title: 
Essayes of natural experiments, made in the Academie del cimento, under the protection of the most serene Prince Leopold of Tuscany / written in Italian by the secretary of that academy [Lorenzo Magalotti], Englished by Richard Waller.
Author/Artist: 
Accademia del cimento (Florence, Italy)
Publisher: 
London : Printed for B. Alsop at the Angel and Bible in the Poultrey, 1684.
Description: 
[20], 160, [10] p. : 19 plates ; 24 cm.
Other Authors: 
Magalotti, Lorenzo, conte, 1637-1712.
Waller, Richard, tr.
Format of Material: 
Books
Microform
Bib ID: 
95592
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Rare Books
Call Number: 
QC17.A16e *
Location: 
Microforms
Call Number: 
F-5065
Location: 
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Call Number: 
No call number available
Notes: 
Added t.-p., engr.
Includes index.
Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in September 2009.
Includes experiments on the properties of glass as well as descriptions and illustrations of scientific glassware used in various experiments.
Glass experiments: p. 104, 113, 128, 150, 155.
Contents: 
The description of some instruments to discover the alteration of the air --
The description of instruments to measure time --
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The description of instruments, shewing the alterations happening in the state of the natural compression of the air --
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Whether the air reflects the second image visible in a lens --
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Of hollow canes in vacuo --
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Of freezing the dew upon the outsides of glasses --
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Experiments about the alteration of the size of vessels, &c. by heat & cold --
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Of the dilating and contracting of glass by heat and cold --
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That a vessel also may be distended by weight --
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Whether glass be penetrable by odours, by humidity --
Experiments of light --
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Of firing bodies with a burning glass