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High Pressure Electricity.1

Nature volume 57, page 31 | Download Citation



THIS book is not a mere ordinary édition de luxe, for it is probably the most sumptuous book in connection with electricity that has ever appeared. The life-like vividness of forty-one beautifully executed photographic reproductions of electric brushes and streamers make you hear the banging of the battery of many “ten-gallon” Leyden jars; while the description of these illustrations, from the largeness of the type used, the wide spacing of the lines, the two- to three-inch margin that surrounds them, and the blank page that intervenes between every two pages of printed matter, induces a feeling of luxury in the reader, and makes him hope that the theoretical inferences will be as good as the very thick paper on which they are printed.

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