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Transactions, American Philosophical Society: Cumulative Index (1961): Old Series, Volumes 1-6 (1771-1809); New Series, Volumes 1-50 (1818-1960); Historical and Literary Committee, Volumes 1-3 (1819-1843); Supplement to American Magazine (1769)
Transactions, American Philosophical Society (Old Series, vol. 3)

Our Price: $45.00
Year: 1793
Pages: 370
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422377997

Some essays include: Conjectures concerning the formation of the Earth, etc. in a Letter from Dr. B. Franklin, to the Abbe Soulavie; Description of the process to be observed in making large sheets of paper in the Chinese manner, Communicated by Dr. B. Franklin; Observations on the probabilities of the Duration of Human Life, and the progress of Population, in the U.S.A.; An Account of the Sugar Maple-Tree of the U.S., and of the methods of obtaining Sugar from it, together with observations upon the advantages both public and private of this Sugar (letter to Thomas Jefferson, Sec. of State of the U.S.A., by Benjamin Rush, M.D.); An Account of the most effectual means of preventing the deleterious consequences of the bite of the Crotalus Horridus, or Rattle-Snake; Observations on the Theory of Water Mills; Astronomical observations, Communicated by David Rittenhouse; An Account of some of the principal Dies employed by the North American Indians; An Account of the beneficial effects of the Caffia Chamacrifla in recruiting worn-out lands; An Account of a Comet, by David Rittenhouse; An easy and expeditious method of dissipating the noxious Vapour commonly found in Wells and other subterraneous places; A method of draining Ponds in level grounds; A Description of a new Standard for Weights and Measures. Illus.

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