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Nomos: An Attempt to Demonstrate a Central Physical Law in Nature.

pp. xv, (i), 198, (ii), 24 Catalogue. 29 figures. Original salmon-pink decorated cloth by Edmonds and Remnants, a bit faded and dust-marked, spine torn at the head without loss, old stamp on the front end-papers, with the author's unsigned [regrettably] presention inscription, partly unopened, a very good copy.

*COPAC gives 7 locations in the UK. 'Nomos', Greek for 'law', and its complement, 'physis', 'nature', is the central concept behind this work. It is in the honourable tradition of formulating a law-for-everything, a unified theory - CONCLUSION. 'It has been shown, in short, that the inorganic world is ruled by one single law, of whose operation the phenomena of electricity, magnetism, light, heat, chemical action, and motion, are only so many signs, - the law, that is to say, which was named provisionally the law of the laboratory, - and that no secret in the world of inorganic nature can be fully understood except upon this assumption.'

Longman, Brown a.o. London.

Date Published: 1856.

Stock No. 54999

Price: 60.00