Epicurus in the Field of Mars [2/2]
Exhibitions, Light, Electricity, Military Technology, Nationalism, Gravity, Physics, Discovery, Controversy, Astronomy
Describes a visit to the Exposition Universelle (1867), Paris, where the letter-writer observed the electric lights in the exhibition grounds and the display of English cannons, which he was pleased to see made the French angry and envious. Later he likens the ring-shaped exhibition gardens to the rings of Saturn.
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