This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...the ear, there are at least 16,000 or 20,000 distinct forms of auditory end-apparatus corresponding to the different musical tones; ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...the ear, there are at least 16,000 or 20,000 distinct forms of auditory end-apparatus corresponding to the different musical tones; and it is therefore by no means impossible that the entire regio ol-factoria may contain enough specifically different forms of its own peculiar end-apparatus to suffice for all the simple sensations of smell. The sense of taste does not occasion so many difficulties in relation to the law of the specific energy of the nerves. It is thought possible by most physiologists to reduce all the sensations of taste to four, or at most six, different species. It is easy to suppose as many specifically different forms of the nervous apparatus corresponding to the different classes of sensations--sweet and sour, salt and bitter, alkaline and metallic. In spite of the fact that such a classification appears satisfactory to most authorities, experience is reluctant to confirm it. Many of the complex tastes, even when separated from their accompanying sensations of smell, are scarcely resolvable into combinations of the above-mentioned simple tastes. Into which of the six, for example, would experiment resolve the gustatory sensations which come from chewing a bit of chocolate, or of a nut from a black-walnut tree? The strongest defence of the most extreme form of the theory of the specific energy of the nerves has hitherto been found in sensations of musical sound. Here we undoubtedly have a wide range of qualitatively distinct states of consciousness which are apparently dependent upon the excitation of a correspondingly large number of distinct nervous elements. From sensations of sight, although many points of the prevalent theory are still obscure and unsatisfactory, a considerable force of evidence bearing in the same...
Good. Collectible-Good. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1888. Early printing [First published 1887]. +xii+696+pp. Paneled pebbled olive cloth, with gilt-stamped and ruled spine, and gray glazed endpapers. Spine and hinges re-glued with chipping to the paste-down paper at the gutters; corners and spine ends frayed with slight loss at the foot and the crown; spine cloth wrinkled with several small splits in the backstrip cloth; lower page edges wavy throughout; light & occasional pencil marginalia; rear glazed endleaf ruffled and wrinkled; a good, tightly repaired, working copy only. Good. Original Cloth. Emily H. Leonard's copy with her name in early ink to the ffep.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.