Excerpt from Elements of Technology: Taken Chiefly From a Course of Lectures Delivered at Cambridge, on the Application of the Sciences to the Useful Arts, Now Published for the Use of Seminaries and Students Whenever we attempt to draw a dividing line between the sciences, usually so called, and the arts, it results in distinctions, which are comparative, rather than absolute. In many branch es Oi human knowledge, the two are so blended together, that it is impossible to make their separation complete. In common language ...
Excerpt from Elements of Technology: Taken Chiefly From a Course of Lectures Delivered at Cambridge, on the Application of the Sciences to the Useful Arts, Now Published for the Use of Seminaries and Students Whenever we attempt to draw a dividing line between the sciences, usually so called, and the arts, it results in distinctions, which are comparative, rather than absolute. In many branch es Oi human knowledge, the two are so blended together, that it is impossible to make their separation complete. In common language we apply the name of sciences, to those departments of knowledge which are more speculative, or abstract, in their nature, and which are conversant with truths or with phenom ena, that are in existence at the time we contemplate them. The arts, on the contrary, are considered as departments of knowledge, which have their origin inhuman ingenuity, which depend on the active, or formative processes of the human mind, and which without these, would not have existed. Our knowledge may be said to have been found out originally by discovery and invention. Discovery is the process of science invention is the work Of art. SO common, however, is the connexion Of the two with each other, that we find both a science and an art involved in the same branch Of study. For exam ple, chemistry is a science depending on the immutable rela tions Of matter, which relations must have existed, had there never been minds to study them. Yet these laws of matter would not have become the subjects Of science, had not man kind invented the art Of separating their agents, and making them cognizable to the senses. To build a ship, to construct a watch. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Good. Book. 8vo. 24pp extract, occasional light foxing, salvaged from a damaged issue of the North American Review, Volume XXX, No. 67, April, 1830. This is a contemporary review of the rare title published originally by Hilliard, Gray, & Company, Boston, 1829. The author was a professor at Harvard University. Housed in protective mylar report cover with spine sleeve.
Good. Boston, 1831. 8vo, publisher's green pebbled cloth, 521 pp. With folding frontispiece illustration and twenty two plates at rear (complete). A scarce early American technical title. A good only copy with foxing and some dampstaining to contents. Remains sound and fairly attractive.
Good. Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins, 1831. xv, 521 p., 22 leaves of plates (some folded): ill.; 25 cm. Olive green buckram boards, gilt lettering on spine. Shelf wear to cover, some bumping to corners and tail of spine, loss to very top of spine. Pages clean and unmarked, moderate to heavy foxing throughout (does not interfere with reading).
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