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Page 26 - ... all claim on any scholarship, which may then be awarded to another person in the prescribed manner. " Garden pupils, appointed as above indicated, shall be regarded as apprentices in the Botanical Garden, and as such shall be required to work in it under the direction of the head gardener, performing the duties of garden hands. They shall be successively advanced from simpler to more responsible tasks ; and in such order as may seem best shall be transferred from one department of the Garden...
Page 271 - The coiisequent abandonment of the three life areas commonly accepted by naturalists, namely : The Eastern, Central, and Western Provinces. (3) The recognition of seven minor life zones in the San Francisco Mountain region, four of boreal origin, and three of subtropical or mixed origin. (4) The correlation of the four boreal zones with corresponding zones in the north and east.
Page 294 - ... drawn through the cork, when it is ready for sectioning. This method offers many advantages, in that several objects may be cut at the same time, drawings may be made after orientation, the objects are transferred from one solution to another more rapidly, &c. In cutting, care should be taken that the knife is placed as obliquely as possible and kept constantly wet with 70 per cent, alcohol. For this purpose an ordinary pipette provided with a large rubber bulb is used. As fast as cut the sections...
Page 26 - Japanese could hear the officers giving commands each in his own language, much to the bewilderment of the native soldier. A German teacher has just arrived from work in Japan to open a school in Seoul for teaching tho German language.
Page 25 - January 15, 1890. THE second Report of the Committee appointed by the British Association to inquire into, and report upon, the present methods of teaching chemistry, which was presented at the Newcastle meeting, and to which we called attention in these columns a short time ago, has now been put on sale by the Council. It may be obtained from the office of the Association, 22 Albemarle Street...
Page 295 - ... and carbolic acid. When cleared the excess of fluid is removed by a piece of blotting-paper with gentle pressure, sections which are by chance loose are firmly fixed in position, the thread is now cut, the strip of paper rolled back, balsam and cover applied. If the object can be stained in toto, which is often the case, much time may be saved by the following method: The stained object is imbedded in the usual manner, but after hardening in chloroform, and removing the paper, the celloidin block...
Page 38 - C. asperifolla in its mostly glabrate upper leaf surface, white lower leaf surface, and much compressed deeply furrowed stone, which is much broader than high. It differs from C. stolonifera, with which it has been mostly confused in herbaria, not only in the woolliness of the lower leaf surface, but very strikingly in the stone characters just enumerated. It resembles G. sericea so little that a statement of the differences would be a repitition of all the specific characters.
Page 26 - THOMAS KIRK, whose knowledge of New Zealand plant life was unsurpassed, said of the kauri, in his Forest Flora of New Zealand: "It is the monarch of the New Zealand forests, and although it does not rival the giant sequoias of North America in its extreme height and circumference, it excels them in the intrinsic value of its timber, which possesses a larger number of good qualities than any other pine known to commerce.
Page 202 - and stroke them downward with a sort of milking motion. The pollen . . . falls either directly upon the bee or upon the erect lateral petal which is pressed close against the bee's side. In this way the side of the bee which is next to the incurved petal receives the most pollen. ... A bee visiting a left-hand flower receives pollen upon the right side, and then flying to a right-hand flower, strikes the same side against the stigma.
Page 334 - (Abstract by Author.) It is my desire to briefly present to this Association a matter with which doubtless many of your members are already familiar, and which I feel confident will meet the hearty approval of all the economic workers. At the Champaign meeting of the Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations, held in November, 1890, I presented a paper before the botanical section, dealing with some of the newer forms of machinery used in fungicidal work, and pointed out the great...