Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | April 9, 2009

Weekly Read-Along—April 10, 2009: The Tides

Material for the Stout-Hearted Reader to Ruminate

♦ Essays, Lectures & Speeches ♦

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Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin; 1824 – 1907) was an Irish physicist and engineer.  Today, he is best known for developing the Kelvin temperature scale for absolute temperature measurement.  

 

This week’s text, The Tides, is a lecture he gave on August 25, 1882. In the essay, Lord Kelvin defines what is meant by ‘the tides’ and describes the various causes of tides.

        

Join others from around the world in this weekly reading event and feel free to comment!  You can find the text at this website: 

 

http://www.bartleby.com/30/16.html 

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