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Author Topic: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society  (Read 323 times)
Captain Quinlin Hopkins
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« on: November 16, 2010, 02:11:15 pm »

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.  Looks like they are again free until the end of the month (November 2010).  You cannot imagine the wealth of information here.  Get out there, and start downloading.  These go back as far as 1665. 

http://rstl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/by/year

For those that don't know, this was the only collection of scientific information for quite a while.  If it was a scientific finding in the last 400 years, you'd find it mentioned here and ususally the article was by the person who did the discovery.  If I had the time I'd go and download everything available for the next 2 weeks.   

Some of the titles alone are fun: these are from the 1804 edition
"The Bakerian Lecture: Experiments and Calculations Relative to Physical Optics"

"Description of a Triple Sulphuret, of Lead, Antimony, and Copper, from Cornwall; With Some Observations upon the Various Modes of Attraction Which Influence the Formation of Mineral Substances, and upon the Different Kinds of Sulphuret of Copper "

"Continuation of an Account of a Peculiar Arrangement in the Arteries Distributed on the Muscles of Slow-Moving Animals, &c."

"An Account of a Curious Phenomenon Observed on the Glaciers of Chamouny; Together with Some Occasional Observations concerning the Propagation of Heat in Fluids "

from 1666:
"Proposals to Try the Effects of the Pneumatick Engine Exhausted, in Plants, Seeds, Eggs of Silkworms"

"Directions for Observations and Experiments to Be Made by Masters of Ships, Pilots, and Other Fit Persons in Their Sea-Voyages"




I recall this being posted last year, but a search turned up fruitless, feel free to merge this if you can find it. 
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