Marvels of heat, light and sound: being a popular account of heat in its various manifestations, the thermometer, specific and latent heat, the eye and optical illusions, the telescope and microscope, the ear and hearing ...
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Explanation for the general reader of the scientific principles of heat, light and sound, with demonstrations. Topics covered are: heat; light (including reflection and refraction); vision (including vision and optical illusions, the eye, chromatic aberration, spinning tops); optical illusions (including occular estimation, zollner's designs, the thaumatrope, phenakistoscope, zootrope, praxinoscope, the dazzling top); optical illusions cont. (including the talking head, ghost illusions); optical apparatus (including the eye, the streoscope, spectrum analysis, the spectroscope, the telescope and microscope, photography, dissolving views, luminous paint); spectral illusions (including a spectre, ghosts); acoustics (including the harmonograph); acoustics cont (including the topophone, the megaphone, the autophone, the audiphone, the telephone, the phonograph, the microphone). 'With many illustrations.'