Ancient and Modern Physics by Thomas E. Willson

By Thomas E. Willson

Those basic rules were came across and utilized some time past fifty years--in the reminiscence of the dwelling. they've got revolutionized technological know-how in all its departments. Our textbooks on Chemistry, gentle, warmth, electrical energy and Sound have needed to be fullyyt re-written; and in lots of different departments, significantly in medication and psychology, they've got but to be re-written. Our textbooks are in a transition country, every one new one going a step farther, to make the switch sluggish from the outdated kinds of trust to the hot, in order that even Tyndall's textbook on "Sound" is now so antedated, or antiquated, that it might probably were written in darkest Africa sooner than the pyramids have been equipped, rather than 20 years in the past.

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Arthur bemerkte nicht daß die Männer von den Bulldozern wegrannten, er bemerkte nicht daß Mr. Prosser wie gebannt in den Himmel starrte. Was Mr. Prosser bemerkte, das waren riesige gelbe Etwasse, die durch die Wolken heulten. Unwahrscheinlich riesige gelbe Etwasse. « Arthur stolperte und fiel kopfüber hin, überschlug sich und landete auf dem Rücken. Endlich bemerkte er, daß etwas vor sich ging. Sein Finger schoß nach oben. « kreischte er. Egal, was es war, es raste in seiner monströsen Gelbheit über den Himmel, zerriß ihn mit einem wahnsinnigen Knall und verschwand in der Feme, während die klaffende Luft sich hinter ihm mit einem Peng schloß, das einem die Ohren zwei Meter tief in den Schädel trieb.

Seine blonden, zerzausten Haare standen in alle Richtungen vom Kopf ab, in seinen blauen Augen glimmte was durch und durch Undefinierbares, und seine Kinne waren fast immer unrasiert. Eine sechs Meter hohe transparente Kugel glitt neben sein Boot; sie schaukelte und tanzte schimmernd in der gleißenden Sonne. In ihrem Inneren schwamm ein geräumiges halbrundes Sofa mit strahlend roten Lederpolstem: je mehr die Kugel schaukelte und tanzte, desto ruhiger stand das Sofa, unerschütterlich wie ein gepolsterter Fels.

Als das vogonische Raumschiff hoch über ihm durch die Luft kreischte, öffnete er seinen Lederbeutel. Er warf das Exemplar von Joseph und der wunderbare Technicolor-Traummantel weg, er warf das Exemplar von Der Gotteszauber weg: wo er hinging, brauchte er sie nicht mehr. Alles war fertig, alles war bereit. Er wußte, wo sein Handtuch war. ⊗ Eine plötzliche Stille fiel auf die Erde. Womöglich war sie noch schlimmer als der Krach. Eine Weile passierte überhaupt nichts. Die riesigen Raumschiffe hingen reglos am Himmel, über jedem Land der Erde.

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