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A Familiar Introduction to the Arts and Sciences

With Original Introductory Essays Upon the Subject of Each Lesson; For the Use of Schools and Young Persons (Classic Reprint)




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A Familiar Introduction to the Arts and Sciences by J Joyce
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Excerpt from A Familiar Introduction to the Arts and Sciences: With Original Introductory Essays Upon the Subject of Each Lesson; For the Use of Schools and Young Persons Such a teacher, he imagines, would open a way into any science, by some observation likely to occur to an uninstructed and inquisitive mind; as upon the ight of a stone, the weight of a body, the game of see-saw, in mechanics; the circumnavigation of the globe, or the vicissitude of day and night, in astronomy; the freezing of water, or the working of a steam-engine, in chemistry: no matter what the observation, so that it involves some grand principle of the science. By leading questions he will draw the pupil to the deve opement of the principle, and place it full before him; he will follow, or in seeming to follow, he will in some measure direct the course of the pupil's mind; making observa tions, tracing consequences, starting objections. In such an introduction to a science, and the familiar con versations which it implies and supposes, the form adopted by the author is obviously very desirable. He lays down the principles of the different arts and sciences in a series of short propositions, which are to be com mitted to memory, and are divided into lessons of ap propriate length: and for its luminous order, its power of making a child think upon the subject, and then aptly following up the train of thought thus excited, its forcible illustrations, and its easy and graceful style, the work in the judgment of the editor stands at the very top of the scientific library of the school-room. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
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November 13th, 2016
Country of Publication
United States
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