Sections on light shows (including chinese shadow play, decoupage, silhouettes, kaleidoscope, anamorphosis, spectral figures, optical illusions, Newton's disc, phenakistiscope, zootrope,); time-zones and the sense of time; distances and speeds; mechanical curiosities; almanacs; strange numbers; polar nights; diseases and pests of the vine; meteorites; the atmosphere; flooding in the Seine; the temperature of the body. Illustrated with engravings.

Item number 46196
Category Book
Type Science
Dimensions length 250mm; breadth 142mm; thickness 16mm
Language French
Country of origin France
Related people Albert Levy (author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection