This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
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. 1845 Excerpt: ...mouths and nostrils. We could not live without air. If our mouths and nostrils were to be stopped, we should soon die for want of air. Or if we were to shut ourselves into a room, and stop up the fireplace, and ev e ry hole and crevice, so that the air could not find its vaay in, we should die, just the same as a mouse put under a glass would die, and as any lighted candles in the room would go out. There is foul air as well as pure air, and we can not live in air that is quite foul. The air at the bottom of deep wells is very foul and bad, and so is the air at the bottom of the large vats used by brewers. If we wrere to get into one of them when foul, we should die almost in an instant. Charcoal burnt in a close room, makes the air quite foul. If we were to shut ourselves up in a room where fresh air could not enter, our breath would make it the same as if charcoal were burnt in the room. It would grow so foul and bad that we could not live in it. Air that will put out the flame of a candle will also take away life; 60 that there is but one sort of air that keeps us alive, which is vital air; and vital air is what is called pure air. Other air is foul and bad, and if we were to breathe it by itself, we should soon die. The air that surrounds us is called the at mos phere. In the at mos phere, pure air and foul are mixed to geth er. When we draw in the one, we also draw in the other. But the foul air that is in the at mos phere does not hurt us, because pure air is mixed with it. LESSON LXXIV. The Rainbow. On yonder cloud, come, view the bow, That arch of glory bright; Its cause and import strive to know, The colors too that in it glow; It fronts the source of light. 'Tis caused by rays of light, that fall Upon the drops of rain; Each drop in form of globe ...
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description RareBooksClub.com, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # INGM9781130495836