« PreviousContinue »
THE ELEMENTS OF THAT SCIENCE
AND ADAPTED TO THE
COMPREHENSION OF YOUNG PUPILS.
ILLUSTRATED WITH PLATES
BY JANE MARCET,
CONVERSATIONS ON POLITICAL ECONOMY, CONVERSATIONS
ON CHEMISTRY, AND VEGETABLE PHYSIOLOGI.
LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMAN,
It is with increased diffidence that the author offers this little work to the public. The encouraging reception which the Conversations on Chemistry, and Political Economy, have met with, has induced her to venture on publishing a short course on Natural Philosophy; but not without the greatest apprehensions for its success. Her ignorance of mathematics, and the imperfect knowledge of natural philosophy which that disadvantage necessarily implies, renders her fully sensible of her incompetency to treat the subject in any other
than in the form of a familiar explanation of the first elements, for the use of very young pupils. It is the hope of having done this in a manner that may engage their attention, which encourages her to offer them these additional lessons.