A Pictorial Record of the Qing Dynasty - Rivers and Sites by Tianjin Library

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A Pictorial list of the Qing Dynasty - Rivers and websites, contains significant different types of maps: river maps and maps of ancient sites.China used to be an agrarian society in the course of medieval occasions, and harnessing rivers performed a major position in maintaining social improvement. A Compendium on Harnessing Rivers, which was once accomplished within the forty second 12 months of Emperor Kangxi s reign (1703), includes a huge variety of beneficial images compiled and edited through Zhang Penghe, the governor-general accountable for rivers. The booklet additionally comprises maps of assorted rivers drawn through nameless artists. They list the vicissitudes of rivers and parts alongside the banks whereas even as realistically tracing the shapes of urban partitions, locations of historic curiosity, and wonder spots alongside the rivers.As a mom river of the chinese language state, the Yellow River has continually been the point of interest of a lot consciousness, leading to extra old chinese language maps of this river than the other in China. This booklet collects many maps of the Yellow River made through the overdue Qing interval, so much of which additionally list in writing the dates of the crevasse and the closure of a definite component to the river and the deployment of squaddies guarding it. a whole Map of the Yellow River inside Shandong, A Map of the Yellow River in the complete Province of Shandong, A Concise entire Map of the Yellow River inside of Shandong are one of the maps awarded during this book.Other maps on hand contain Maps of the Rivers below Baoding Prefecture, Maps of the Rivers less than Zhengding Prefecture, and Maps of the Rivers less than the 5 Prefectures of Zhili Ji, Zhao, Shen, Ding, and Yi.In addition, there are 3 maps of ancient curiosity: Maps of His Majesty s transitority living Palaces on His go back trip, Maps of Dagu Batteries, and Illustrations of Wendeng, Weihai, and different ancient Sites..KEY positive aspects- Rivers and websites is the 3rd ebook in A Pictorial checklist of the Qing Dynasty sequence. the opposite 3 books are entitled company records (Released may well 2008), outdated Manchu Capital (Released June 2008), and Manchurian Railway (to be unencumber November 2008).- including over four hundred maps that seem in chronological order in ten different types, every one embellished with coloured drawings.- unique pictures and whole colour

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Still in 1900, it was stated that ammonia never exists freely (i. , in gaseous form) in air but only in compounds with carbonate and others (Blücher 1900). Other atmospheric trace gases were known from the experiments by Priestley, around 1774 (HCl, NOx, HNO3, SO2) but not yet identified in air. Cavendish (1785) and Priestley (1788) described the HNO3 formation in moisture air under the influence of electric discharges. Only around 1900 were all these gases (NH3, HNO3, and HNO2) directly identified in the atmosphere.

Localized catastrophic environmental events, like the smog events in Los Angeles (1944) and London (1952), helped to initiate atmospheric chemistry as a new discipline from the beginning of the 1950s. It is remarkable that the mixing of air (as it was still regarded as a uniform body) and water with pollutants (accurately referred to as “foreign bodies” in the old terminology) has been known since Aristotle. ): … in Clouds of Smoake and Sulphur, so full of Stink and Darkness … It is this horrid Smoake which obscures our Churches, and makes our Palaces look old, which fouls our Clothes, and corrupts the Waters, so as the very Rain, and refreshing Dew which fall in the several Seasons, precipitate this impure vapour, which, with its black and tenacious quality, spots and contaminates whatever is exposed to it.

This gas was feared by coal miners, who called it “firedamp” because it caused dangerous explosions. Natural sources of phosphurated hydrogen (phosphine PH3) have been identified as sewage sludge, swamps and human flatus. In the early nineteenth century phosphine (which is spontaneously inflammable) was also known from cemeteries where it sometimes burned with blue flames. Ozone, the first atmospheric trace species, was discovered by Schönbein while conducting electrolysis experiments with water in 1841 (he never identified the constitution of ozone).

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