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<B>Battle for the Etheric Realm </B><I> Moral Technique and Etheric Technology - Apocalyptic Symptoms</I>, THOMAS, NICK,  COLLIS, JOHANNA
1 Battle for the Etheric Realm Moral Technique and Etheric Technology - Apocalyptic Symptoms
THOMAS, NICK, COLLIS, JOHANNA
1906999465 / 9781906999469 2013 Paperback 
Using an accessible question-and-answer format, this short but focused book tackles themes relating to the etheric - or life - realm. What is etheric technology? What are the impacts of radioactivity and atomic energy? How should we read apocalyptic symptoms in science and society? In a fascinating series of discussions Nick Thomas examines a range of concepts, including: the right and wrong ways to develop an etheric technology; spiritual events in the etheric realm; how the physical world works into the etheric world and vice versa; Rudolf Steiner's 'Strader machine'; the nature of truth and lies; attacks by the adversaries on forces of vitality; and humanity's crossing of the threshold to the spiritual world. His explanations and ideas help to evoke a living picture of a great struggle between forces of good and evil, with the future of humanity and the Earth at stake.
NICK THOMAS trained as an electrical engineer in the Royal Air Force, serving as an officer for 16 years, and later worked in data communications for Nortel. He was General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain for 21 years, and researched the practical application of projective geometry with colleagues Lawrence Edwards and John Wilkes. His major research interest is the development and application of Steiner’s discovery of negative space, with the aim of building a bridge between conventional and spiritual science. He lectures widely on this and other subjects, and is the author of Science Between Space and Counterspace and Space and Counterspace.
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<B>Catching the Light </B><I> The Entwined History of Light and Mind</I>, ZAJONC, ARTHUR
2 Catching the Light The Entwined History of Light and Mind
ZAJONC, ARTHUR
0195095758 / 9780195095753 1996 Paperback 
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In 1910, the surgeons Moreau and LePrince wrote about their successful operation on an eight-year-old boy who had been blind since birth because of cataracts. When the boy's eyes were healed they removed the bandages and, waving a hand in front of the child's physically perfect eyes, asked him what he saw. "I don't know," was his only reply. What he saw was only a varying brightness in front of him. However, when allowed to touch the hand as it began to move, he cried out in a voice of triumph, "It's moving!" He could feel it move, but he still needed laboriously to learn to see it move. Light and eyes were not enough to grant him sight. How, then, do we see? What's the difference between seeing and perception? What is light?
From ancient times to the present, from philosophers to quantum physicists, nothing has so perplexed, so fascinated, so captivated the mind as the elusive definition of light. In Catching the Light, Arthur Zajonc takes us on an epic journey into history, tracing how humans have endeavored to understand the phenomenon of light. Blending mythology, religion, science, literature, and painting, Zajonc reveals in poetic detail the human struggle to identify the vital connection between the outer light of nature and the inner light of the human spirit. He explains the curiousness of the Greeks' blue and green "color blindness": Odysseus gazing longingly at the "wine-dark sea"; the use of chloros (green) as the color of honey in Homer's Odessey; and Euripides' use of the color green to describe the hue of tears and blood. He demonstrates the complexity of perception through the work of Paul Cezanne--the artist standing on the bank of a river, painting the same scene over and over again, the motifs multiplying before his eyes. And Zajonc goes on to show how our quest for an understanding of light, as well as the conclusions we draw, reveals as much about the nature of our own psyche as it does about the nature of light itself. For the ancient Egyptians the nature of light was clear--it simply was the gaze of God. In the hands of the ancient Greeks, light had become the luminous inner fire whose ethereal effluence brought sight. In our contemporary world of modern quantum physics, science plays the greatest part in our theories of light's origin--from scientific perspectives such as Sir Isaac Newton's "corpuscular theory of light" and Michael Faraday's "lines of force" to such revolutionary ideas as Max Planck's "discrete motion of a pendulum" (the basis of quantum mechanics), Albert Einstein's "particles of light" and "theory of relativity," and Niels Bohr's "quantum jumps." Yet the metaphysical aspects of the scientific search, Zajonc shows, still loom large. For the physicist Richard Feynman, a quantum particle travels all paths, eventually distilling to one path whose action is least--the most beautiful path of all. Whatever light is, here is where we will find it.
With rare clarity and unmatched lyricism, Zajonc illuminates the profound implications of the relationships between the multifaceted strands of human experience and scientific endeavor. A fascinating search into our deepest scientific mystery, Catching the Light is a brilliant synthesis that will both entertain and inform.
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<B>Chartres </B><I> </I>, STRACHAN, GORDON
3 Chartres
STRACHAN, GORDON
0863153917 / 9780863153914 
From the author of bestseller Jesus the Master Builder. Gordon Strachan, is back with a ground-breaking new work. In this book he explores the magnificent structure of Chartres Cathedral, and examines the influences on the medieval master builders. Using Chartres as a starting point, Dr Strachan suggests that the origins of the Gothic style may lie in Islamic architecture. He goes on to consider how the experience of a particular architectural space affects us, and how sacred geometry works.

Beautifully illustrated in a large format, this is an inspiring and informative book for anyone interested in religious architecture and spirituality.

Gordon Strachan (1934-2010) was a lecturer, church minister and independent thinker. He is the author of six books: The Pentecostal Theology of Edward Irving; Christ and the Cosmos (later republished as The Bible's Hidden Cosmology); Jesus the Master Builder; Chartres: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Space; The Return of Merlin; and Prophets of Nature.
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<B>Eclipse of Man and Nature, The </B><I> An enquiry into the origins and consequences of modern science</I>, SHERRARD, PHILIP
4 Eclipse of Man and Nature, The An enquiry into the origins and consequences of modern science
SHERRARD, PHILIP


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<B>Emerson and Science </B><I> Goethe, Monism and the Search for Unity</I>, OBUCHOWSKI, PETER A.
5 Emerson and Science Goethe, Monism and the Search for Unity
OBUCHOWSKI, PETER A.
1584200324 / 9781584200321 2005 Paperback 
Emerson's lifelong interest in science is well documented in his journals, lectures, essays, letters and poems. He was especially interested in Goethean science, which both heavily influenced his monisticism and in turn kept him at arms length from Swedenborg's mysticism and pseudo-sciences of his day such as phrenology, palmistry and astrology. Emerson maintained a spiritually-oriented worldview whilst still believing in the progress of science. Obuchowski shows how the Goethean context helps to explain what he calls Emerson's 'scientific mysticism' or 'spiritual science'.
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<B>Feeling for the Organism, A </B><I> </I>, EVELYN FOX KELLER
6 Feeling for the Organism, A
EVELYN FOX KELLER
0805074589 / 9780805074581 
In her lifelong study of heredity in corn Barbara McClintock achieved insights into hereditary patterns that were far ahead of her times. In this well researched, beautifully written biography, Evelyn Fox Keller asks: “What enabled McClintock to see further and deeper into the mysteries of genetics than her colleagues?” McClintock’s answer is simple. Over and over again, she tells us one must have the time to look, the patience to “hear what the material has to say to you,” the openness to “let it come to you.” Above all, one must have “a feeling for the organism.” … “I start with the seedling. I don’t feel I really know the story if I don’t watch the plant all the way along. So I know every plant in the field. I know them intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them.” … “I have learned so much about the corn plant that when I see things, I can interpret [them] right away.” (p. 197-98)

Through her discovery of transposition she came to see that, rather than genes per se, “it is organized systems that function as units at any one time in development.” (p. 136) For her, the discovery of transposition was above all a key to the complexity of genetic organization—an indicator of the subtlety with which cytoplasm, membranes, and DNA are integrated into a single structure. “It is the overall organization, or orchestration, that enables the organism to meet its needs.” (p. 199)
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<B>From Neurons to Notions </B><I> Brains, Mind and Meaning</I>, NUNN, CHRIS
7 From Neurons to Notions Brains, Mind and Meaning
NUNN, CHRIS
0863156177 / 9780863156175 2007 Paperback 
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Anyone interested in exploring the dynamics of mind and memory, how we experience time, and how ideas seem to have a life of their own, will enjoy this highly readable and enjoyable account written by a specialist in consciousness studies. Chris Nunn builds a picture of our minds suitable for the new century, a picture that is rapidly developing in ways very different from predominant twentieth-century views. Along the way, he offers an understanding of how our minds behave during sleep, how the craze for alien abduction came about, and what our sense of beauty may be based on. Final chapters extend these ideas to cover near-death and mystical experiences, among other topics. Nunn's account ranges over theories and research evidence of the last one hundred and fifty years, and brings us right up to date with the views of modern brain scientists.
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<B>Fundamentals for a Phenomenological Study of Chemistry </B><I> </I>, JULIUS, FRITS
8 Fundamentals for a Phenomenological Study of Chemistry
JULIUS, FRITS
1888365226 / 9781888365221 
6.5 x 9.5 inches, illustrated
Unavailable till end of 2017

This book is the second volume of Frits Julius’ study of chemistry. It is a general introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry. Topics include: indications for teaching chemistry, the study of phosphorus, the cycle of limestone in water, a discussion of sodium, sugar as a balanced substance, the concept of dissociation, and much more.
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<B>Goethe on Science: an Anthology of Goethe's Scientific Writings </B><I> </I>, NAYDLER, JEREMY
9 Goethe on Science: an Anthology of Goethe's Scientific Writings
NAYDLER, JEREMY
0863152376 / 9780863152375 Paperback 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ranks on a level with Shakespeare as a European man of letters, playwright, and poet. Goethe, however, considered his scientific work to be far more important than all his other achievements.In the twentieth century, his ideas h
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<B>Goethe's Science of Living Form: The Artistic Stages </B><I> </I>, NIGEL HOFFMANN
10 Goethe's Science of Living Form: The Artistic Stages
NIGEL HOFFMANN
0932776353 / 9780932776358 
In this groundbreaking book, Nigel Hoffmann shows that understanding the dynamic, living qualities of nature requires artistic capacities. He distinguishes four stages of scientific inquiry that correspond to the four classical elements of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. Modern analytical science with its causal thinking can be characterized as an Earth mode of cognition. A dynamic approach that follows transformation over time requires a sculptural sense of form and corresponds to the element of Water. The stages of Air and Fire engage yet more vital aspects of nature through musical and poetic capacities.

"This is a beautifully illustrated book which presents a new perspective on nature. Hoffman takes the four classical elements of Earth ,Water, Air and Fire, and shows how each corresponds to a unique approach to understanding the natural world. His four stages of scientific enquiry combine scholarly acuity with artistic insight, and make use of analytical science, mechanics, sculpture, music and poetry."

'The reader will find much to intrigue and may agree that the Goethean approach to landscape if adequately appreciated (my emphasis) amounts to a 'revolution in ecological understanding'.' -- Martin Lockley, The Scientific and Medical Network

Contents include: Art and the Emergence of an Authentic Organic Science; Goethe and the Phenomenological Method; Toward an Authentic Method in the Life Sciences; A Goethean Methodology through the Elemental Modes; Earth Cognition - Physical Thinking - the Mechanical; Water Cognition - Imagination - the Sculptural; Air Cognition - Inspiration - the Musical; Fire Cognition - Intuition - the Poetical; Evolution as Creative Process; The Landscape and its Organs; The Human Being and the Evolution of Landscape; The Yabby Ponds: A Goethean Study of Place.

Nigel Hoffmann was born in Sydney, Australia. He founded the magazine Transforming Art which he edited for ten years; one of the main themes explored in this publication was the relationship of art to science. He has taught a number of short courses in Goethean science, and in recent years has taught at Waldorf Schools in Melbourne and in Basel, Switzerland. He currently resides in Sydney, where he teaches at Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School and Sydney Rudolf Steiner College.
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<B>Life Forces - Formative Forces </B><I> Researching the formative energy of life and growth</I>, DORIAN SCHMIDT
11 Life Forces - Formative Forces Researching the formative energy of life and growth
DORIAN SCHMIDT
1907359338 / 9781907359330 pa 
Dorian Schmidt describes a series of practical exercises that can help us extend our ability to perceive the nature of living things. He gives a clear account of the methodology underlying this work, and describes several findings illustrative of observations in the realm of living forces.
Scientists are currently bringing a whole series of new ideas to bear on our understanding of life. These range from very refined models based on neo-Darwinism through to Creationist ideas adhering closely to biblical texts. Within this broad spectrum, Intelligent Design (ID) occupies a religiously neutral middle position.

Dorian Schmidt’s approach likewise seeks insight into the nature of living things, and his theoretical explorations are certainly close to ID. However, his ideas are fundamentally different from all the above approaches in that they seek to reveal new facts by developing new capacities of perception, rather than resting on a classical model of scientific cognition.

The development and use of organs of perception that extend beyond the ordinary senses is however undertaken in a rigorously scientific mode, that is, in a conscious realm of critical reflection and thinking. In-depth scrutiny of the specific nature of critical thinking, in fact, is precisely what cultivates necessary progress in this domain. Thus we can broaden our perceptual capacities to encompass a hitherto generally unknown or unperceived level of living formative forces.

Dorian Schmidt was born in 1953 in Chemnitz and received his Abitur in Kassel. Having initially studied Biochemistry, he switched to a more practical-living relationship with nature: after training as a gardener and arborist in a nursery, he worked for many years as a gardener. Since 1993 he has been developing an methodological approach to the perception and cognition of life and formative forces.
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<B>Light (La Luce) </B><I> An Introduction to Creative Imagination</I>, SCALIGERO, MASSIMO AND BISBOCCI, ERIC
12 Light (La Luce) An Introduction to Creative Imagination
SCALIGERO, MASSIMO AND BISBOCCI, ERIC
0970109768 / 9780970109767 Paperback 
Here is a classic of contemporary spirituality. Scaligero was a student of Zen, yoga, and the spiritual science of Rudolf Steiner—but he came to completely independent conclusions based on his direct spiritual experience.

Scaligero’s masterpiece is a continuous, unfolding meditation, and an immediate expression of his travels in higher realms. It shows how the primal principle, the source of all being—knowing and love—descends instant by instant into the phenomenal world. He writes from the very stream of being, into which his work invites us, and poses a challenge: will we learn to experience the processes of consciousness, or will we rest in their products?

As with the texts of all true spiritual masters, Scaligero’s words must be savored and contemplated in order to extract the nectar of wisdom contained in them.

Contents:
Darkness: The Leaven of Light
Thinking: The Light of the Earth
Forces of Opposition: Mediums
Metaphysical Warmth
The Life of Light: Freedom
Sense-Free Thinking
Meditation As a Path to Creative Imagination
The “Activity of Thinking”
Dialectics and Spiritual Science
The Magical Will: The “Void”
The Threshold
The Resurrection of LIght
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<B>Living Earth, The </B><I> The Organic Origin of Rocks and Minerals</I>, CLOOS, WALTHER,  CASTELLIZ, KATHERINE,  SAUNDERS-DAVIES, BARBARA
13 Living Earth, The The Organic Origin of Rocks and Minerals
CLOOS, WALTHER, CASTELLIZ, KATHERINE, SAUNDERS-DAVIES, BARBARA
0906155010 / 9780906155011 2008 Paperback 
14 b/w photographs
An increasing number of enthusiasts are attracted by the rich variety of rocks and mineral around us, and new ways of looking at them. In this book, Walther Cloos views the Earth as a living organism, with different kingdoms of nature - mineral, plant and animal - as stages left behind as the earth develops. He argues that everything currently inert and static was once dynamic and living. The author considers many different aspects of geology, including chapters on oil, sedimentary rocks, radioactivity, volcanoes and metals. Throughout, it is informed by Rudolf Steiner's spiritual science. This book is a useful companion to Grohmann's "The Plant", and should be of interest to all those concerned with the soil and biodynamic agriculture.
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<B>Man and Animal </B><I> Their Essential Difference</I>, POPPELBAUM, HERMANN
14 Man and Animal Their Essential Difference
POPPELBAUM, HERMANN
1855844079 / 9781855844070 2014 Paperback 
‘To be man is to know the animals and all the creatures of the earth; it is to recognize our responsibility towards these beings, once of the same order as ourselves, but now obliged to live beside us in an incompleteness that never ceases its appeal to human beings – warning us to make ourselves worthy of the trust invested in us.’ – Hermann Poppelbaum
What is the historical and evolutionary relationship between man and animal? In this classic text, based on the anthroposophical science founded by Rudolf Steiner, Poppelbaum, trained in biology, compares the outer forms of man and animal, revealing their essential differences and contrasting inner experiences.
Drawing a bold and clear delineation between the fundamental nature of man and that of the animal, Poppelbaum argues that human beings are not the accidental outcome of animal development, but the hidden source of evolution itself. He goes on to discuss the true relationship of both man and animal to their environment, and develops a critique of contemporary theories regarding human and animal evolution. He argues that, rather than a simple reflex of the nervous system, the human spirit is a microcosmic reflection of the spiritual macrocosm, and our individual consciousness is a crucial seed for future evolution.
HERMANN POPPELBAUM, Dr Phil. (1891–1979) was an anthropologist, psychologist, philosopher, anthroposophist, teacher and author of numerous books. An expert on the works of the Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925), Poppelbaum was a visiting lecturer in anthropology and psychology at Alfred University, New York. In 1949 he became director of the Education Section at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, and in 1963 the Department of Natural Sciences.
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<B>Marriage of Sense and Thought </B><I> Imaginative Participation in Science</I>, EDELGLASS, STEPHEN,  MAIER, GEORG,  GEBERT, HANS,  DAVY, JOHN
15 Marriage of Sense and Thought Imaginative Participation in Science
EDELGLASS, STEPHEN, MAIER, GEORG, GEBERT, HANS, DAVY, JOHN
1584201061 / 9781584201069 2011 Paperback 
This is a classic work on the relationship between science and human qualities, made available again for today's readers. The authors ask questions still relevant today, such as what role can science play in describing everyday human experiences, such as greeting a friend with a smile? They trace the roots of materialism and consider human beings' physical participation in the world.
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<B>Mathematical physics in space and counterspace </B><I> </I>, CONRADT, OLIVER
16 Mathematical physics in space and counterspace
CONRADT, OLIVER
3723513336 / 9783723513330 2007 
Does the projective principle of duality play a role in physics? In this book, space and counterspace are developed in terms of the numbers of Geometric Algebra and applied to modern physics. The origin of counterspace reveals to be an absolute spatial quantity with respect to the nature of the physical laws.
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<B>Nature's Due </B><I> Healing Our Fragmented Culture</I>, GOODWIN, BRIAN
17 Nature's Due Healing Our Fragmented Culture
GOODWIN, BRIAN
0863155960 / 9780863155963 2007 Paperback 
b/w illustrations
This book is presented by an acclaimed author in his field. It challenges the ideas of our modern scientific culture and its far-reaching consequences for how we understand and relate to the natural world.
Our scientific culture, which gave birth to modern technology, is in desperate need of change. Science has largely meant groups of specialists working in separate disciplines, seeking answers to narrowly defined questions which have little or nothing to do with the living world. The last few years, however, have seen a shift to a more integrated, holistic approach to how we view and understand our world. There is still much work to be done. Most modern people have come to accept a fragmented culture whereby science isolates us from the natural world. As a result, we feel we can govern it and dominate it as we please.
Brian Goodwin, acclaimed author of "How the Leopard Changed Its Spots", argues for a view of nature as complex, interrelated networks of relationships. He proposes that, in order for us to once again work with nature to achieve true sustainability on our planet, we need to adopt a new science, new art, new design, new economics and new patterns of responsibility.
We must be willing to pay nature its due: to recognise what we owe to the natural world and resist exploiting it solely for our own ends.
This is an ambitious, wide-ranging book with far-reaching consequences, and will be essential reading for all those interested in how nature and human culture can co-exist in the future.
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<B>New Sacred Geometry </B><I> The Art and Science of Frank Chester <br>ISBN-13:</I>, CHESTER, FRANK: MILLER, SETH
18 New Sacred Geometry The Art and Science of Frank Chester
ISBN-13:

CHESTER, FRANK: MILLER, SETH
0988749203 / 9780988749207 Hardback 
This book is a visually compelling journey through the unique geometric discoveries of Frank Chester, a contemporary sacred geometer, artist, and sculptor. This art-style book with highly polished design elements leads the reader from discovery to discovery, complemented by original text from the author, a PhD who has studied Frank's work from its inception, when it was just seven sticks in a ball of mud on the banks of the American River... From the back cover: The ancient tradition of Sacred Geometry is still alive and well in the person of Frank Chester. He has discovered a new geometric form that unites the five Platonic solids and provides some startling indications about the form and function of the human heart. This new form, called the Chestahedron, was discovered in 2000, and is a seven-sided polyhedron with surfaces of equal area. Frank has been exploring the form and its significance for over a decade. His work has potential implications across a number of areas, from physiology to architecture, sculpture, geology, and beyond. Inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, Frank sees a deep connection between form and spirit. This book gives a brief, highly visual overview of some of Frank's discoveries, and presents a compelling series of indications for future research.
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<B>Phenomena-Based Physics, A  Vol. 2 for Grade 7 </B><I> </I>, VON MACKENSEN, MANFRED
19 Phenomena-Based Physics, A Vol. 2 for Grade 7
VON MACKENSEN, MANFRED
0962397865 / 9780962397868 
8.5 x 11 inches, illustrated
These books were written for class teachers in Waldorf Schools. At the same time, however, they can also serve as an introduction to a phenomena-centered study of physics for anyone interested in pursuing this approach. Von Mackensen is very careful in hi

Volume 2, for Grade 7, concerns itself with further studies in acoustics, optics, heat, electricity, magnetism, and mechanics.

Many experiments are included with each section.
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<B>Phenomena-Based Physics, A  Vol. 3 for Grade 8 </B><I> </I>, MANFRED VON MACKENSEN
20 Phenomena-Based Physics, A Vol. 3 for Grade 8
MANFRED VON MACKENSEN

These books were written for class teachers in Waldorf Schools. At the same time, however, they can also serve as an introduction to a phenomena-centered study of physics for anyone interested in pursuing this approach. Von Mackensen is very careful in his methodology. As is appropriate for students of this age, he seeks to give them a broad and diverse experience of the phenomena. Developing an interest in and familiarity with the phenomena is the primary concern. Only gradually, after rich experience has been gathered, do theoretical considerations come into play.

Each of the three volumes begins with the same basic general introduction to the teaching methodology. Then the various fields of physics appropriate to the age group are introduced. A discussion of the main topics in the particular field is followed by detailed descriptions of a series of simple experiments.
Volume 3, for Grade 8, revised, explores the further study of optics, heat, electricity, hydraulics, hydrostatics, aeromechanics, and acoustics.
Several experiments on each topic along with methodology are included.
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