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Desaguliers writes on the formation of clouds, explaining that 'the particles of all fluids have a repellent force'. The first part of this treatise can be found at CLP/4i/84.

Subject: Meteorology

Read to the Royal Society on 5 and 12 December 1728

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'An attempt to solve the phænomenon of the rise of vapours, formation of clouds and descent of rain. In a letter from Dr. J. T. Desaguliers, L L. D. F. R. S. to Dr. Rutty, R. S. Secr.'

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Paper, regarding the formation of clouds by J [John Theophilus] Desaguliers, 1728, CLP/4i/85, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 29 May 2024

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