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SCIENCE AND ART;

DELIVERED IN THE PRINCIPAL

CITIES AND TOWNS OF THE UNITED STATES.

BY

DIONYSIUS LARDNER,

DOCTOR OF CIVIL LAW, FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETIES OF LONDON AND EDINBURGH-
OF THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, MEMBER OF THE PRINCIPAL EUROPEAN SOCIETIES
FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, AND FORMERLY PROFESSOR OF ASTRON-
OMY AND NATURAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.

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"The most obvious means of elevating the people, is to provide for them works on popular and practical science, freed from mathematical symbols and technical terms, written in simple and perspicuous language, and illustrated by facts and experiments which are level to the capacity of ordinary minds." LONDON QUARTERLY REVIEW,

IN TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. I.

TWELFTH EDITION,

NEW YORK:

GREELEY & McELRATH, TRIBUNE BUILDINGS.

1850.

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in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Southern District of New York.

STEREOTYPED BY REDFIELD & SAVAGE,

13 Chambers Street, N. Y.

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