Essays on a large number of scientific topics aimed at the lay reader. Subjects covered include geology, meteorology, chemistry and natural history. Especially interesting are photography (how the camera works); the magic lantern; the phonograph; the science of animatography (the thaumatoscope, phenakistoscope, zoetrope, praxinoscope and early developments in cinematography); and an essay on sundials. Illustrated with colour and monochrome photographs.

Item number 39194
Category Book
Type Science
Dimensions length 269mm; breadth 194mm; thickness 42mm
Language English
Country of origin UK
Related people T.C. Hepworth (author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection