Boston Journal of Natural History, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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Boston Society of Natural History, 1857 - Natural history
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"Catalogue of the library": v. 1, p. [497]-512; "Additions to the library": v. 3, p. [513]-522; "Constitution and by-laws": v. 6, 13 p.

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Page 532 - The nostrils, situated towards the upper surface of the head, are much nearer to the orbit than to the tip of the snout. Upper jaw overlaps the tip of the lower one ; the posterior extremity of the maxillary...
Page 125 - Wyman, who, in a comprehensive article upon this subject, 1 reached the following conclusions: "1. The cancelli of such bones as assist in supporting the weight of the body are arranged either in the direction of that weight, or in such a manner as to support and brace those cancelli which are in that direction. In a mechanical point of view, they may be regarded in nearly all these bones as a series of ' studs
Page 409 - ... fields of eastern Pennsylvania, which compared with the bituminous coal measures of western Pennsylvania, appear not only to contain a greater variety of species, but to present them in a condition of more perfect preservation for study.
Page 532 - The head is but very slightly broader than deep; its upper surface is depressed and smooth, the interocular space grooved, the snout very declivous and consequently short^ narrow, and rounded upon its periphery. The upper jaw protrudes slightly beyond the lower one ; the mouth is small, being but moderately cleft ; the posterior extremity of the maxillary extending to a vertical line intersecting the pupil. The eye is subcircular, "and its diameter contained four times in the length of the side of...
Page 25 - Araneides sedentary, forming a web composed of spiral threads crossed by other threads departing from the centre, often dwelling in a tent constructed above the web. Cocoon of various form. Remarks. I endeavored to arrange the numerous species of this sub-genus according to the method of Walckenaer ; but the characters of Epeira are not very liable to vary, except by the form of its body. The middle eyes offer...
Page ii - YORK, and that by that name they shall have perpetual succession, and shall be persons capable of suing and being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered unto, defending and being defended, in all courts and places whatsoever ; and may have a common seal, with power to...
Page vii - ART. 5. Members may be expelled from the Society, by a vote of three fourths of the members present, at a meeting specially called for that purpose, by a notice given at least one month previous.
Page 332 - Berzelius has applied the term "extract of earth, or mould," and Dr. Dana, of Lowell, " solution of vegetable extract,) alkaline chlorides, lime, magnesia, iron, silica, and organic matter combined with these bases. The presence of the first three of these bodies, was to be expected, but the solution of the last three in water, in the absence of a mineral acid, and that, too, in considerable quantities, is, it seems to me, especially worthy of notice.
Page 408 - ... In his introduction to it, Prof. Rogers thus writes : "The following new species of fossil plants, 110 in number, are some of the results of a systematic investigation of the fossil flora of the carboniferous strata of Pennsylvania and the adjacent coal fields of Ohio and Virginia, undertaken a few years ago by my able assistant in this department of the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania, Leo Lesquereux, Esq., formerly of Switzerland, now of Columbus, Ohio. "By far the greater part of the specimens...
Page 331 - Particular attention was given to the accurate determination of the amount of waxy and resinous matters contained in these soils, and although it may not be possible to say that they enter unaltered and directly into vegetable systems, yet we know that as constituents of vegetables they re-enter to form fats in the systems of animals, I can, therefore, but consider a soil analysis, into which their careful determination is not included, as essentially deficient. In the statement of the analyses,...

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