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Nature's Miracles Volume II: Energy and Vibration

Elisha Gray (1835-1901)

1. 00 – To the Reader
2. 01 – Energy – Chapter I. Energy a Constant Quantity
3. 02 – Energy – Chapter II. Energy of Motion and of Position
4. 03 – Energy – Chapter III. The Forces of Nature
5. 04 – Energy – Chapter IV. Transmutation of Energy
6. 05 – Energy – Chapter V. Energy in Relation to Life
7. 06 – Vibration – Chapter VI. Sound
8. 07 – Vibration – Chapter VII. Echo and Resonance
9. 08 – Vibration – Chapter VIII. Sound-sympathy
10. 09 – Vibration – Chapter IX. Noise and Music
11. 10 – Vibration – Chapter X. Music and Musicians
12. 11 – Vibration – Chapter XI. Sound-interference
13. 12 – Vibration – Chapter XII. Sound-language
14. 13 – Vibration – Chapter XIII. Heat and Matter
15. 14 – Vibration – Chapter XIV. Expansion
16. 15 – Vibration – Chapter XV. Terrestrial Heat
17. 16 – Vibration – Chapter XVI. Generation of Heat
18. 17 – Vibration – Chapter XVII. Diffusion of Heat
19. 18 – Vibration – Chapter XVIII. Radiation of Heat
20. 19 – Light – Chapter XIX. Sun’s Rays
21. 20 – Light – Chapter XX. The Science of Light
22. 21 – Light – Chapter XXI. Light and Ether
23. 22 – Light – Chapter XXII. Color
24. 23 – Light – Chapter XXIII. Transparency
25. 24 – Light – Chapter XXIV. Mirage
26. 25 – Light – Chapter XXV. Phosphorescence
27. 26 – Light – Chapter XXVI. The Eye
28. 27 – Light – Chapter XXVII. Shadows
29. 28 – Explosives – Chapter XXVIII. Gunpowder
30. 29 – Explosives – Chapter XXIX. Powder and Nitroglycerin
31. 30 – Explosives – Chapter XXX. High Explosives
32. 31 – Explosives – Chapter XXXI. Firing a Shot

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Elisha Gray was an American electrical engineer who co-founded the Western Electric Manufacturing Company. Gray is best known for his development of a telephone prototype in 1876 in Highland Park, Illinois and is considered by some writers to be the true inventor of the variable resistance telephone, despite losing out to Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone patent.Nature’s Miracles: Familiar Talks on Science, published in 1900, is a discussion of science and technology for the general public. Volume II is subtitled Energy and Vibration: Energy, Sound, Heat, Light, Explosives.