Science in Short Chapters

W. Mattieu WILLIAMS (1820 - 1892)

This is a collection of articles written by W. Mattieu Williams on different subjects, that in his opinion "are likely to be interesting to all readers who are sufficiently intelligent to prefer sober fact to sensational fiction, but who, at the same time, do not profess to be scientific specialists." This book offers and intriguing glimpse into the scientific ideas of late 19th century. Though nowadays these essays should not be seen as wholly scientifically accurate, they are still entertaining and in many basic aspects remain truthful. - Summary by Kikisaulite

Genre(s): Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Fuel of the Sun, Part I ke126
00:29:36
Play 02 The Fuel of the Sun, Part II ke126
00:23:55
Play 03 The Fuel of the Sun, Part III ke126
00:21:52
Play 04 Dr. Siemens’ Theory of the Sun Colleen McMahon
00:07:59
Play 05 Another World Down Here Colleen McMahon
00:21:00
Play 06 The Origin of Lunar Volcanoes Colleen McMahon
00:15:39
Play 07 Note on the Direct Effect of Sun-Spots on Terrestrial Climates Availle
00:05:58
Play 08 The Philosophy of the Radiometer and its Cosmical Revelations Melanie D. Young
00:18:18
Play 09 On the Social Benefits of Paraffin Steve C
00:20:26
Play 10 The Solidity of the Earth Jeffery
00:11:48
Play 11 A Contribution to the History of Electric Lighting Jordan Owen
00:20:40
Play 12 The Formation of Coal ke126
00:21:58
Play 13 The Solar Eclipse of 1871 Availle
00:27:40
Play 14 Meteoric Astronomy Melanie D. Young
00:22:56
Play 15 The “Great Ice Age” and the Origin of the “Till”, Part I Sam Isaacson
00:30:35
Play 16 The “Great Ice Age” and the Origin of the “Till”, Part II Sam Isaacson
00:36:49
Play 17 The Barometer and the Weather, Part I jenno
00:25:17
Play 18 The Barometer and the Weather, Part II jenno
00:24:12
Play 19 The Chemistry of Bog Reclamation Melanie D. Young
00:25:42
Play 20 Aerial Exploration of the Arctic Regions, Part I Blane Aden McKoy
00:27:01
Play 21 Aerial Exploration of the Arctic Regions, Part II Blane Aden McKoy
00:29:24
Play 22 The Limits of our Coal Supply, Part I Blane Aden McKoy
00:34:47
Play 23 The Limits of our Coal Supply, Part II Blane Aden McKoy
00:35:59
Play 24 “The Englishman’s Fireside” Steve C
00:26:06
Play 25 “Baily’s Beads” BettyB
00:06:25
Play 26 The Coloring of Green Tea Availle
00:09:06
Play 27 “Iron Filings” in Tea Steve C
00:13:30
Play 28 Concert-Room Acoustics Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:15:47
Play 29 Science and Spiritualism Mickey Lee Rich
00:36:26
Play 30 Mathematical Fictions Availle
00:14:12
Play 31 World-Smashing tommack
00:12:13
Play 32 The Dying Trees in Kensington Gardens Amy Gramour
00:09:39
Play 33 The Oleaginous Products of Thames Mud: Where they Come from and Where they Go Wayne Cooke
00:08:19
Play 34 Luminous Paint KevinS
00:11:05
Play 35 The Origin and Probable Duration of Petroleum Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:20:36
Play 36 The Origin of Soap BettyB
00:10:22
Play 37 Oiling the Waves Mickey Lee Rich
00:10:44
Play 38 On the so-called “Crater Necks” and “Volcanic Bombs” of Ireland Andrew Howley
00:11:41
Play 39 Travertine Andrew Howley
00:09:35
Play 40 The Action of Frost in Water-Pipes and on Building Materials Melanie D. Young
00:21:21
Play 41 The Corrosion of Building Stones tommack
00:10:05
Play 42 Fire-Clay and Anthracite Rachel Marie
00:19:31
Play 43 Count Rumford’s Cooking-Stoves Melanie D. Young
00:16:55
Play 44 The “Consumption of Smoke” Melanie D. Young
00:12:55
Play 45 The Air of Stove-Heated Rooms Jeffery
00:16:07
Play 46 Ventilation by Open Fireplaces Tom Hirsch
00:12:37
Play 47 Domestic Ventilation Tom Hirsch
00:29:33
Play 48 Home Gardens for Smoky Towns, Part I Mickey Lee Rich
00:18:00
Play 49 Home Gardens for Smoky Towns, Part II Mickey Lee Rich
00:20:33
Play 50 Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Part I Cadia B
00:22:02
Play 51 Solids, Liquids, and Gases, Part II Cadia B
00:25:22
Play 52 Murchison and Babbage Chad Jackson
00:06:39
Play 53 Atmosphere versus Ether ChadH94
00:06:47
Play 54 A Neglected Disinfectant Foon
00:03:41
Play 55 Another Disinfectant Foon
00:04:04
Play 56 Ensilage Foon
00:05:24
Play 57 The Fracture of Comets Availle
00:05:33
Play 58 The Origin of Comets Availle
00:04:19