Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (August 21, 2014)
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After a quick occupation at sea, within which he established Harrison's chronometer for the Board of Longitude, John Robison (1739-1805) turned lecturer in chemistry on the collage of Glasgow. In 1774, having spent a interval instructing arithmetic in Russia, he back to Scotland as professor of traditional philosophy at Edinburgh. regardless of his busy agenda, he contributed significant articles at the sciences to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, giving an outline of latest clinical wisdom for the knowledgeable layperson. After his demise, those and different items of his clinical writing have been edited by means of his former scholar David Brewster (1781-1868) and have been ultimately released in 4 volumes in 1822, with a separate quantity of illustrative plates. This reissue comprises these plates within the proper volumes of textual content. quantity four features a number of Robison's encyclopaedia articles: on electrical energy and on magnetism, a number of items at the physics of sound and tune, and various others.