HENNEQUIN, René. Avant les photographies - Les portraits au physionotrace gravés de 1788 à 1830 - Catalogue nominatif, biographique et critique illustré des deux premières séries de ces portraits comprenant les 1800 estampes cotées de "1" à " R 27".
A physiognotrace or physionotrace is an instrument designed to trace a person's physiognomy, most specifically the profile in the form of a silhouette: it originated in France where it is known as the physionotrace. It was invented by Gilles-Louis Chrétien in 1785.
This book consists in two series, which are : "1ère série - La société parisienne à la veille de la Révolution : portraits dessinés par Quenedey et gravés par Chrétien (1788-1789)" and "2ème série - Au temps de la Révolution. Citadins de Paris et parisiens par occasions : portraits dessinés et gravés par Quenedey (1789-1796).".
Rare copy of this book on the History of the projection of images at the beginning of the 20th century, from the magic lantern to the invention of the cinematogragh, from the projection of still images to animated ones.
Its content is both historical and very technical.
Historical and technical book about the stereoscope.
The stereoscope is a device for viewing a stereoscopic pair of separate images, depicting left-eye and right-eye views of the same scene, as a single three-dimensional image.
This handbook deals with chronophotography, which refers to a photographic technique that consists in taking a succession of photographs, allowing the chronological decomposition of the phases of a movement (human or animal) or a physical phenomenon, too brief to be observed. suitably with the naked eye.
AMPERE, André-Marie || FARADAY, Michael. Note sur un appareil (2) à l'aide duquel on peut vérifier toutes les propriétés des conducteurs de l'éléctricité voltaïque, découvertes par M. Ampère - Suite de la Note (1) sur un Appareil à l'aide duquel on peut vérifier toutes les propriétés des conducteurs de l'éléctricité voltaïque, découverte par M. Ampère - Sur les Mouvements électro-magnétiques et la théorie du magnétisme; Par M. Faraday, Préparateur de chimie à l'Institution royale. (Traduit par M. Anatole-Riffault.) in Annales de Chimie et de Physique, par MM. Gay-Lussac et Arago, Tome 18.
In this volume 18 of the "Annales de Chimie et de Physique", three important articles are gathering. The two articles by Ampère on electricity (p. 88 -106 and p. 313-333, associated with 3 folding plates) and the one by Faraday on electromagnetism (p. 337-379, associated with a folding plate) are linked.
Faraday's article is the first French translation of his article "On some New Electro-Magnetical Motions, and on the Theory of Magnetism".
Claude Pouillet (1790-1868) was a French physicist and politician, renowned for his scientific research and physics courses he gave jointly with Joseph Gay-Lussac (1778-1850, French chemist and physicist) at the University of the Sorbonne in Paris.
This book gathers together all the lessons given, whose subjects are the main fields of study of physics such as heat, gravity, magnetism, electricity, the actions of molecules, the structure of bodies, elasticity , sound, optics, etc.
First edition in French.
John Theophilus Desaguliers (1683-1744), one of the founders of modern Freemasonry.
This book, published in London between 1725 and 1727, is based on Newton's theories, of which Desaguliers was a fervent defender and propagator of his scientific, philosophical and political ideas.
A modest but very rare example of this study on light by Le Dantec.
This optical treatise consists of the following chapters: fundamental analysis, refraction, interference, diffraction, double refraction, polarization, scintillation and rotary polarization.
This rare booklet deals with the results obtained by physicists M. A. Picard and M. E. Stahel after Michelson's optical experiment was carried out, using a balloon to demonstrate the existence or not of the luminous ether and an analysis of the question by M. G. Guadet. The two scientists came to the same conclusions as Michelson, which is the questioning of the existence of the ether (which was supposed to be the material support of the vibrations of an electromagnetic wave like light).
François-Joseph de Camus (1672-1732) is a French technician and inventor in mechanical science. This book is one of his most important texts, including a significant number of his inventions.
This book is a collection of several texts dealing in particular with elasticity on the cohesion of metals, on the sounds produced by electric current or on the balance of homogeneous solid bodies.
This book by Aristotle, one of the most famous philosophers of Greek antiquity (384 BC - 322 BC), is translated into French for the first time and it is accompanied by notes, by Jules Barthélemy Saint-Hilaire (member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences).
Cham, pseudonym of Amédée de Noé (1818-1879), is a French illustrator, caricaturist and playwright known and recognized.
This book is atypical and at the opposite of those received in schools!
It is a collection of very humorous illustrations, which are about the principles of Physics. With its simple, fast, sharp and precise style, Cham manages to make readers laugh about serious areas in the different fields of this science.
Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) is a mathematician, astronomer, physicist and French politician. He is one of the leading scientists of the Napoleonic period. Indeed, he has made fundamental contributions in various fields of Mathematics, Astronomy and Probability Theory. He was one of the most influential scientists of his time, including his assertion of determinism. He contributed decisively to the emergence of Mathematical Astronomy.
The first edition of "L'exposition du système du monde" dates from 1796. The text of this book is from the 1835 edition, which was revised and corrected by the author himself.
Rudolf Clausius (1822-1888) is a German physicist known for his major contributions to Thermodynamics. He completed the statement of the second Law of Thermodynamics of 1850, and invented the concept of Entropy in 1865. He is recognized internationally as the true enunciator of the second principle of Thermodynamics since having introduced the concept of entropy still used today.
Second edition, reviewed, completed and translated from the third original German edition, by F. Folie and E. Ronkar (lecturers at the University of Liège).
This book contains the first nine lectures in the collection of "Conférences d'actualités scientifiques et industrielles" gathering by The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers de Paris.
TREMAUX, Pierre. Principe universel du mouvement et des actions de la matière résultant de la découverte de cette loi générale - La force vive se transmet mieux entre corps semblables qu'entre corps différents et Applications à la matière comme la vie.
The first edition of this book, published on the account of author, is very difficult to found. The second is published less than ten years later, always on the account of author.
Pierre Trémaux (1818-1895) was a French scientist, author of numerous scientific and ethnographic publications. He is one of the forerunners of the theory of punctuated equilibria, explained in "Origine et transformations de l'homme et des autres êtres", 1868.
This book, published for the first time in 1868, deals with Physics and Astronomy in a first part and the natural sciences in a shorter second part.
He mainly explains his theory on the universal cause of motion and the state of matter, with the principle of force and attraction of bodies, of heat, resulting from all sorts of shocks or vibrations.
SOMERVILLE, Mary. De la connexion des sciences physiques ou exposé simple et rapide de tous les principaux phénomènes astronomiques, physiques, chimiques, géologiques et météorologiques ; accompagné des découvertes et expériences les plus remarquables des savans modernes, tant français qu'étrangers.
First French translation, under the supervision of Mr. Arago, by Mrs. T. Meulien.
Mary Somerville (1780-1872) was a Scottish writer and scientist during an era when women's participation in the field of Science was undeveloped and non-recognized.
She translated and popularized Laplace's "Celestial Mechanics" and brought John Couch Adams to search and discover the planet Neptune.