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Statique expérimentale et théorique des Liquides soumis aux seules Forces moléculaires

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ON an Etruscan vase in the Louvre figures ot children are seen blowing bubbles. Those children probably enjoyed their occupation just as modern children do. Our admiration of the beautiful and delicate forms, growing and developing themselves, the feeling that it is our breath which is turning dirty soapsuds into spheres of splendour, the fear lest by an irreverent touch we may cause the gorgeous vision to vanish with a sputter of soapy water in our eyes, our wistful gaze as we watch the perfected bubble when it sails away from the pipe's mouth to join, somewhere in the sky, all the other beautiful things that have vanished be fore it, assure us that, whatever our nominal age may be-we are of the same family as those Etruscan children.

Statique expérimentale et théorique des Liquides soumis aux seules Forces moléculaires.

Par J. Plateau, Professeur à l'Université de Gand, &c. (Paris, Gauthier-Villars; London, Trübner & Co.; Gand et Leipzig, F. Clemm. 1873.)

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