The history and present state of electricity :
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Illustrazione : A Specimen of a new Chart of History.
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Dedica : To the right honourable James Earl of Morton
The Preface
Advertisement concerning the second Edition, and some Additions to it.
The Contents.
The History and present state of Electricity.
Part I. The History of Electricity.
Period I. Experiments and discoveries in Electricity prior to these of Mr. Hawks...
Period II. The experiments and discoveries of Mr. Hawkesbee.
Period III. The experiments and discoveries of Mr. Stephen Grey, which were made...
Period IV. The experiments and discoveries of Mr. Du Faye.
Period V. The continuation, and conclusion of Mr. Grey experiments.
Period VI. The experiments of Dr. Desaguilers.
Period VII. Experiments of the Germans, and of Dr. Watson, before the discovery ...
Period VIII. The History of Electricity, from the discovery of the Leyden Phial ...
Section I. The history of the Leyden Phial itself, till Dr. Franklin's discoveri...
Section II. The methods used by the French and English philosophers, to measure ...
Section III. Miscellaneous discoveries of Dr. Watson, and others, till the time ...
Section IV. Experiments on animal, and other organized bodies in the period; and...
Section V. The History of the medicated tubes, and other communications of medic...
Period IX. The experiments and discoveries of Dr. Franklin.
Section I. Dr. Franklin's discoveries concerning the Leyden Phial, and others co...
Section II. Dr. Franklin's discoveries concerning the similarity of lightning an...
Section III. Miscellaneus Discoveries of Dr. Franklin and his Friends in America...
Period X. The history of electricity, from the time that Dr. Franklin made his e...
Section I. Improvements in the electrical apparatus, with experiments and observ...
Section II. Observations on the conducting power of various substances, and part...
Section III. Mr. Canton's experiments and discoveries relating to the surfaces o...
Section IV. Mr. Delaval's experiments relating to the two electricities, and his...
Section V. Mr. Canton's experiments and discoveries relating to bodies immerged ...
Section VI. Mr. Symmer's experiments relating to the two electricities, and thos...
Section VII. The history of the Leyden Phial continued.
Section VIII. Experiments and observations concerning Electric Light.
Section IX. The Electricity of the Tourmalin.
Section X. Discoveries that have been made since those of Dr. Franklin, with res...
Section XI. Observations of the general state of electricity in the atmosphere, ...
Section XII. The attempts that have been made to explain some of the more Unusua...
Section XIII. Observations on the use of Metallic Conductors to secure buildings...
Section XIV. Of Medical Electricity.
Section XV. Miscellaneus experiments and discoveries made within this period.
Part II a Series of Propositions, comprising all the General Properties of Elect...
Part III. Theories of Electricity.
Section I. Of philosophical theories in general, and the theories of electricity...
Section II. The theory of Positive and Negative electricity.
Section III. Of the theory of two Electric Fluids.
Part IV. Desiderata in the science of Electricity, and hints for the further ext...
Section I. General observations on the present state of electricity.
Section II. Queries and Hints calculated to promote further discoveries in Elect...
I. Queries and Hints concerning the Electric Fluid.
II. Queries and hints concerning Electrics and Conductors.
III. Queries and Hints concernig excitation.
IV. Queries and Hints concerning Electrification.
V. Queries and Hints concerning the power of Charging electrics.
VI. Queries concerning the electricity of Glass.
VII. Queries and Hints concerning the effect of Electricity on Animal Bodies.
VIII. Queries and Hints concerning the electricity of the Atmosphere.
Section III. Branches of Knowledge peculiarly useful to an electrician.
Part V. Of the construction of Electrical Machines, and the principal parts of a...
Section I. General observations on the construction of an Electrical Apparatus.
Section II. A description of some particular Electrical Machines, with observati...
Part VI. Practical Maxims for the use of young electricians.
Part VII. A description of the most Entertaining Experiments perfomed by Electri...
Section I. Entertaining experiments in which the Leyden Phial is not used.
Section II. Entertaining experiments performed by means of the Leyden Phial.
Section III. Entertaining experiments made by a combination of Philosophical Ins...
Part VIII. New Experiments in Electricity, made Chiefly in the year 1766.
Section I. Experiments on excitation, particularly of tubes in which air is cond...
Section II. Experiments which prove a Current of Air from the points of bodies e...
Section III. Experiments on Mephitic air, and Charcoal.
Section IV. Experiments on the conducting power of various substance.
Section V. Experiments on the Diffusion of Electricity over the surfaces of glas...
Section VI. Experiments to verify several particulars of Signior Beccaria's Theo...
Section VII. Various experiments relating to charging and discharging glass jars...
Section VIII. Experiments on Animals.
Section IX. Experiments on the Circular Spots made on pieces of metal by large e...
Section X. Experiments on the effects of the Electrical Explosion discharged thr...
Section XI. Experiments on the Passage of the Electrical Explosion over the surf...
Section XII. Experiments on the Tourmalin.
Section XIII. Experiments in which Rings, consisting of all the Prismatic Colour...
Section XIV. Experiments on the Lateral force of Electrical Explosions.
Section XV. Various Experiments on the force of electrical explosions.
Section XVI. Miscellaneous Experiments
I. Observations on the Electric spark taken through several pieces of metal.
II. A Deception relating to the direction of the electric spark.
III. An Experiment intended to ascertain whether electrical substances, in their...
IV. The musical tone of various Discharges Ascertained.
V. Experiments on the effects of giving a Metallic Tinge to the surface of glass...
VI. An Experiment intended to ascertain whether Fermentation contributes to the ...
VII. An experiment intended to ascertain whether Evaporation contributes ti the ...
VIII. An Experiment intended to ascertain whether Freezing re accelerated or ret...
IX. The examination of a glass tube, which had been a long time charged and herm...
X. The weight requisite to bring some bodies into contact ascertained by the ele...
XI. The effect of the Electrical explosion Transmitted through various liquors.
XII. Observations on the colours of electric Light.
XIII. Observations on the small wires that collect electricity from the excited ...
XIV. Experiments intended to ascertain the difference in the conducting power of...
XV. Experiments with an Electrified Cup.
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A catalogue of Books.
An Index of Things.
An Index of Names.
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