Man has conquered the elements the winds obey him as his slaves, and soon, perhaps, ships of a new kind will cut their way through the regions of the air as safely as vessels now traverse the vast extent of the ocean. Fire has become a liquid in his hands.1 The earth, subjected to an universal analysis, reveals her secrets one by one. In short his genius daily invents wonders, which, surprising as they are, now appear so natural that the bare mention here made of them may appear common-place to the reader.
Man, I repeat, knows not his own nature nor his own history. Yet nothing of greater moment could be present ed as the object of his study, of his active curiosity, and of his eager desire to learn the origin and nature of things.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Nicolas Joly
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780260571281
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Page Count - 386
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