A catechism of familiar things : their history, and the events which led to their discovery : with a short explanation of some of the principal natural phenomena : for the use of schools and families / by Emily Elizabeth Willement ; carefully revised by an American teacher.

Title: 
A catechism of familiar things : their history, and the events which led to their discovery : with a short explanation of some of the principal natural phenomena : for the use of schools and families / by Emily Elizabeth Willement ; carefully revised by an American teacher.
Author/Artist: 
Willement, Emily Elizabeth.
Publisher: 
Philadelphia : Lindsay and Blakiston, 1852, c1851.
Description: 
206 p. ; 19 cm.
Edition: 
[American ed.]
Format of Material: 
Books
Bib ID: 
85814
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Location: 
Secured Stacks - Rare Books
Call Number: 
Q158.W69 1852 *
Notes: 
"Leading characteristics and general history of the objects of the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms, and the fundamental truths of the arts and sciences, such as are every day presented"--P. iv.
Includes index.
Glass, mirrors (p. 53-55); spectacles, thermometer, watches, clocks, telescope, microscope (p. 94-103).
Contents: 
vii. Glass, mirrors, earthenware, porcelain, needles, pins, paper, printing, parchment, and vellum --
xii. Spectacles, mariner's compass, barometer, thermometer, watches, clocks, telescope, microscope, gunpowder, steam engine, and electro-magnetic telegraph.