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A Compendium of Natural Philosophy


A Survey of the Wisdom of God in the Creation: A Compendium of Natural Philosophy in Two Volumes by John Wesley

"These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty! Thine this universal frame, Thus wond'rous fair! Thyself how wond'rous then."

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Printed and Published by William Hamilton 1810

Table of Contents


Introduction - Of the Gradual Improvement of Natural Philosophy


Part I - Of Man


Part II - Of Brutes


Part III - Of Plants and Fossils


Part IV - Of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Meteors


Part V - Of the System of the World, Heavenly Bodies, Properties and Causes of Natural Bodies


Abridgment of the Contemplation of Nature by Mr. Bonnet of Geneva

Extract of Mr. Duten's Inquiry Into the Origin of the Discoveries Attributed to the Moderns