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THE FORMS OF WATER IN CLOUDS AND RIVERS, ICE AND GLACIERS. By JOAN

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NOTE TO THE ENGLISH EDITION.

A FEW of the woodcuts in this work were designed by Professor TYNDALL for his book on Sound. They are here reproduced by his kind permission.

THE THEORY OF SOUND

IN ITS RELATION TO MUSIC.

BY

PROFESSOR PIETRO BLASERNA,

OF THE ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF ROME.

WITH NUMEROUS WOODCUTS.

HENRY S. King & Co., LONDON.

1876.

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