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Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand Volume 2 download

Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand Volume 2 download

Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand Volume 2 by New Zealand Institute
Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand Volume 2
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Author: New Zealand Institute
Number of Pages: 252 pages
Published Date: 01 Mar 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781130093742
File size: 26 Mb
Download Link: Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand Volume 2
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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. 1870 Excerpt: ...disperses the electricity in a very imperfect manner. Mr. Meddings, in one instance, connected the wires with the pipes of an artesian well from which the water was flowing, and it pioved a very imperfect dead earth for the electricity conducted to it. He also experimented on a telegraph line forty-one miles in length, in the Province of Hawke's Bay, with the following results. He generated the electricity at a point about a mile from one of the extremities of the line, which was connected with the earth by wires and earth plates, at this point, as also at the nearest extremity. This under all ordinary states of the earth in other parts of the world, would, I am led to believe, at once have, disposed of any current of electricity sent along it; in place of which, however, the electricity was resisted by the earth at each of the places where it was connected with it, and was forced to the more distant extremity. At the Cheviot Hills Station, which is provided with an ordinary earth plate, a considerable portion of the electricity finds its way to Christchurch, when it should be absorbed in the earth at the station. I must ask your indulgence for the crude and superficial character of this sh.iri paper, but I trust that the subject which I have thus had the temerity to tii '.i under your notice, muy lead to its investigation by others more able io ex/md time, and bring knowledge and requisite appliances to its elucidation. Art. LVI1I.--On the Merhanical Principles involved in the Flight of tht Albatro. By Captain F. W. Hutton, F.G.S. Reail before the Auckland Institute, June 1, 1868. Perhaps no subject in ornithology has been less satisfactorily treated than that of flight, although it possesses very great interest, both for the naturalist and the mathematici...

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