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8vo. xiv, , 378 pp. 8 plates, figures, tables, index. Gilt-stamped navy cloth, dust-jacket; minor corner bump, short tear to top edge of back jacket. Very good. [br] "The caloric theory of heat has been misapprehended by scientists and historians since it was discredited at the time of the acceptance of the principle of energy conservation. This book re-examines the theory in the form in which it achieved its greatest degree of sophistication. It shows that those who studied and made use of the theory, including Lavoisier, Dalton, Laplace, Poisson, Carnot, and Avogadro, did so because caloric gave them a satisfactory basis for the study of heat, whether in physics or in chemistry. Many of the foundations of thermodynamics were laid while the theory held sway, from 1780-1850s" (book flap). Book fully reviewed in The British Journal for the History of Science. Vol. 6, No. 2, Dec., 1972.
Title: The Caloric Theory of Gases, from Lavoisier to Regnault.
Publisher: Oxford:, Clarendon Press, 1971.: 1971
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