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THE SEVEN FOLLIES OF SCIENCE: 3rd Enlarged Edition: A Popular Account of the Most Famous Scientific Impossibilities and the Attempts Which Have Been Made to Solve Them

Phin, John

Editorial: D. Van Norstrand, New York, NY, 1912
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Text/NEW & Bright. Maroon linen boards w/white lettering/VG w/faded spine. DJ/None. Publisher's note attached to fEP. Brown spotting (acidic paper reaction to upper & leading text edges. First published 1906; this is the 3rd Enlarged Edition of 1912. 7 follies to which is added a small budget of Interesting Paradoxes, Illusions, Marvels, and Popular Fallacies. The follies are Squaring the Circle; The Duplication of the Cube; The Trisection of an Angle; Perpetual Motion; The Transmutation of Metals -- Alchemy; The Fixation of Mercury; The Universal Medicine and Elixir of Life; and additionally, Perpetual or Ever-buring Lamps; The Alkahest or Universal Solvent; Palingenesy; and The Powder of Sympathy. But these only occupy the first 114 pages. A second section, A Small Budget of Paradoxes, Illusions, and Marvels (with apologies to Professor de Morgan) take up 43 pages. And a third section, Curious Mathematical Problems, 64 pages, completes the book. 231 (+ ix) pages with illustrations. N° de ref. de la librería 204516

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Título: THE SEVEN FOLLIES OF SCIENCE: 3rd Enlarged ...

Editorial: D. Van Norstrand, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1912

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: Third Edition, Greatly Enlarged

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