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Concerning the nature of things six lectures delivered at the Royal Institution. by William Henry Bragg

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  Concerning The Nature Of Things Paperback – Ma by William Bragg (Author) See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" — $ Author: William Bragg.   Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion.   Concerning the Nature of Things. Developed from a Nobel Laureate's popular lectures at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, this easy-to-understand book explains the nature of atoms, metal, gases, diamonds, ice, crystals, liquids, and other aspects of science. It illuminates many topics that are seldom explained, defining them in simple terms. The text, copied in the last decade of the 15th century, is bound with another treatise on a similar subject, the Naturales quaestiones by the Roman statesman and philosopher L. Annaeus Seneca (died AD 65). The text appears in a humanistic book script and is richly illuminated, bearing the crests both.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bragg, William Henry, Sir, Concerning the nature of things. New York, London, Harper & Brothers, NEARLY two thousand years ago, Lucretius, the famous Latin poet, wrote his treatise De rerum natura— concerning the nature of maintained the view that air and earth and water and everything else were composed of innumerable small bodies or corpuscles, individually too small to be seen, and all in rapid motion. Concerning the Nature of Things, by William Henry Bragg. It is not only a beautiful and valuable gem, but in its structure it teaches us many things concerning the most fundamental truths of chemistry, particularly organic chemistry. Only one atom, that of carbon, goes to the building of the diamond; but that atom is of vital interest to us. Book IV, Chapter iii-viii: Knowledge of the Nature of Things. Summary. Locke's definition of knowledge is strict, but it is not stricter than that of other philosophers working at roughly the same time. In fact, both Descartes and Spinoza, who had both written before Locke, used the exact same definition of knowledge.

Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion. Librivox Free Audiobook. Full text of "Concerning The Nature Of Things" See other formats. On the Nature of Things is a philosophical work by the Roman author Titus Lucretius Carus (whom we call “Lucretius”). It was written in the early 50s BC, in Latin. Though this is a work of science and philosophy, it is also a poem. De rerum natura (Latin: [ːˈtuːraː]; On the Nature of Things) is a first-century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius (c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC) with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. The Country: Roman Republic. PREFACE No one can set about tnnslating Lucretius into English without finding his head full of the great work of H. A. J. Munro. Itia not only that certain striking phrases ring in one's ears-dtai claustra, • the Iastnesses of life,' olu UrminuJ baerms, •the deepset boundary-mark,' &c.- but one is possessed with a atrong feeling that he has.