The Forms of Water in Clouds & Rivers, Ice & Glaciers

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D. Appleton, 1872 - 192 páginas
 

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Página 158 - Savoy,' a contribution forever memorable in relation to this subject. " Rendn seized the idea of glacier plasticity with great power and clearness, and followed it resolutely to its consequences. It is not known that he had ever seen the work of Bordier ; probably not, as he never mentions it. Let me quote for you some of Rendu's expressions, which, however, fail to give an adequate idea of his insight and precision of thought : ' Between the Mer de Glace and a river...
Página 153 - TJiefucl value of food. — Heat and muscular power are forms of force or energy. The energy is developed as the food is consumed in the body. The unit commonly used in this measurement is the calorie, the amount of heat which would raise the temperature- of a pound of water 4° F.

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