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PICTET, Raoul. Etude critique du matérialisme et du spiritualisme par la physique expérimentale. 

Paris, Felix Alcan, 1897.

8vo (240x145 mm), xix-(1)-596 pages and 3 folding plates.  binding : Contemporary half blue chagreen. 

First edition.

Raoul Pictet (1846-1929) Swiss physicist is the first to have successfully liquefied nitrogen and oxygen. He devoted part of his career to refrigeration systems.
In this book he offers a state of the art of Science and natural laws demonstrated by experimentation. Due to his career large place is given to a thermodynamic approach.

Friendly sending from the author to Mr. Guillochin on the pre-title page.

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