Great Neapolitan Earthquake of 1857: The First Principles of Observational Seismology as Developed in the Report to the Royal Society of London of the Expedition Made by Command of the Society Into the Interior of the Kingdom of Naples, to Investigate the Circumstances of the Great Earthquake of Demember 1857, Volume 2
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Page iii - THE REPORT TO THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON OF THE EXPEDITION MADE BY COMMAND OF THE SOCIETY INTO THE INTERIOR OF THE KINGDOM OF NAPLES, TO INVESTIGATE THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE OF DECEMBER 1857.
Page 338 - bodies of many of the inhabitants were thrown upon the hill of La Culla, which rises to the height of several hundred feet at the other side of the Lican torrent." The actual range of vertical projection of these bodies, has been
Page 400 - SCIENCE AND AET DEPARTMENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON EDUCATION. SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM. ITALIAN SCULPTURES OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND PERIOD OF THE REVIVAL OF ART. A SERIES OF FIFTY PHOTOGRAPHS OF WORKS IN THE ABOVE SECTION OF
Page 312 - Fahr. From the extremely bad conducting power, of the walls, of a volcanic shaft, there is scarcely any loss of heat, from any cause, except its enormous absorption, in the latent heat, of the prodigious volume of dry steam which is constantly being evolved. It is perfectly transparent for several yards above the orifice of the,
Page 286 - The narratives of those situated towards the northern and southern extremities of the sound area, all described what they had heard, as a low, grating, heavy, sighing rush, of twenty to sixty seconds in duration, some thinking that it was also a sort of rumbling sound, but with none, a distinct, well-defined explosion, or several in succession. Those who were situated towards the
Page 383 - All human difficulties, to be dealt with, must be understood : were understanding and skill applied to the future construction of houses and cities in Southern Italy, few, if any, human lives need ever be again lost by earthquakes; which there must recur, in their
Page 404 - By Authority of the Committee of Council on Education. In a handsome royal 8vo. volume, 7s. 6d. THE ITALIAN SCULPTURE COLLECTIONS OF THE SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM; A Descriptive Catalogue, comprising an Account of
Page 312 - and is not only perfectly dry steam, but also super-heated; and although this steam, may be at the mouth very much below the highest temperature of the hottest point, the temperature of the shaft or duct that carries it off will be very nearly at all depths the same, to probably within a very short distance, of the point of greatest
Page 402 - of recipes which remain, and which carry out the abundant promise of Francatelli's title-page. It is enough to absolve us from such endless labour to mention that the contents of the chapters occupy 15 pages, and that the index, in which the references are printed very closely, comprises upwards of 20 pages, and includes all imaginable products of the confectionary art,