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" The sun's rays are the ultimate source of almost every motion which takes place on the surface of the earth. By its heat are produced all winds, and those disturbances in the electric equilibrium of the atmosphere which give rise to the phenomena of lightning,... "
Astronomy - Page 201
by sir John Frederick W. Herschel (1st bart.) - 1833
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The Nautical Magazine: A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected ..., Volume 34

Naval art and science - 1865
...1,384,472 tol." Then of the wonderful power of its rays Sir John gives us the following facts. He says " the sun's rays are the ultimate source of almost every...the atmosphere which give rise to the phenomena of lightning, and probably also to those of terrestrial magnetism and the aurora. By their vivifying action...
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Youth's Book of Astronomy

John Lee Comstock - Astronomy - 1838 - 256 pages
...penumbra, while the solid body, shaded by the clouds, reflects none. INFLUENCE OF THE SUN ON THE EARTH. The sun's rays are the ultimate source of almost every...produced all winds, and those disturbances in the ebctric equilibrium of the atmosphere, which give rise to the phenomena of terrestrial magnetism. By...
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A sketch of the the life of the rev. John Brown, sometime minister ... in ...

Thomas Lockerby - 1839
...than that our hand should communicate motion to a stone with which it is demonstrably not in contact. The sun's rays are the ultimate source of almost every motion which takes place on the surface of this earth. By its heat are produced almost all winds, and those disturbances in the electric equilibrium...
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Demonstrations of the divine pefections, as manifested in the material universe

William Gordon - 1847 - 160 pages
...influence, as days and seasons, which are adapted to the constitution of the living creation. 395. The sun's rays are the ultimate source of almost every...motion which takes place on the surface of the earth. 396. By its heat are produced all winds, and those disturbances in the electric equilibrium of the...
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Outlines of Astronomy

John Frederick William Herschel - Astronomy - 1849 - 620 pages
...in art. 386, when the fluid from which it subsides is warm, and losing heat from its surface. (399.) The sun's rays are the ultimate source of almost every...the atmosphere which give rise to the phenomena of lightning, and probably also to those of terrestrial magnetism and the aurora. By their vivifying action...
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The Dynamical Theory of the Formation of the Earth, Volume 1

Archibald Tucker Ritchie - Cosmogony - 1850
...ellipse, and from that station quietly disseminating on all sides its light and heat." And again — " The sun's rays are the ultimate source of almost every...give rise to the phenomena of terrestrial magnetism, &c. &c The great mystery, however, is to conceive how so enormous a conflagration (if such it be),...
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Outlines of a System of Mechanical Philosophy: Being a Research Into the ...

Samuel Elliott Coues - Force and energy - 1851 - 330 pages
...quote from Sir John Herschell a description of the supposed immense range of the sun's influence. " The sun's rays are the ultimate source of almost every motion which takes place on the surface of the globe. By its heat are produced all winds, and the disturbances which "result in the changes of the...
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Outlines of Astronomy

Sir John Frederick William Herschel - Astronomy - 1853 - 557 pages
...in art. 387, when the fluid from which it subsides is warm, and losing heat from its surface. (399.) The sun's rays are the ultimate source of almost every...those disturbances in the electric equilibrium of the atmoMihcre which give rise to the phenomena of lightning, and probably also to those of terrestrial...
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Geology in Its Relation to Revealed Religion

C. B. - Bible and geology - 1853 - 368 pages
...consequently, entitled to no credit or consideration. " The sun's rays," says Sir John Herschel, " are the ultimate source of almost every motion which takes place on the surface of the earth. By their heat are produced all winds, and those disturbances in the electric equilibrium of the atmosphere,...
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The Canadian Naturalist and Geologist

Geology - 1857
...upon the subject of the constitution of the Sun, he says : " The Sun's rays are the ultimate sources of almost every motion which takes place on the surface...all winds, and those disturbances in the electric equilibrinm of the atmosphere which give rise to the phsnomena of terrestrial magnetism. By their vivifying...
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