Boston Journal of Natural History, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Boston Society of Natural History, 1837 - Natural history
0 Reviews
"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.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 554 - And I saw a new heaven and a new earth ; for the 'first heaven and the first earth were passed away ; and there was no more sea. And I, John, saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Page 547 - So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.
Page 554 - ... but the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Page 547 - Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, And are counted as the small dust of the balance: Behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
Page 554 - And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
Page 547 - It teaches us that so vast is the universe ' the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance ; " that " all nations before Him are as nothing, and are counted to him as less than nothing and vanity.
Page 554 - But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
Page 124 - This circumstance has suggested the possibility of the insects being made subservient to the nourishment of the plant, through an apparatus of absorbent vessels in the leaves. But as I have not examined sufficiently to pronounce on the universality of this result, it will require further observation and experiment on the spot, to ascertain its nature and importance. It is not to be...
Page 469 - They vary from yellowish-green through horn color to chestnut, most of them being simply horn-colored. This is perhaps owing to the fact that our species do not infest our gardens and open fields, but are generally confined to forests, sheltered under logs and stones, and are rarely seen abroad except during twilight or on damp and dark days ; indeed, they almost entirely disappear as the forests are cut down, and seem to flee the approach of man.
Page 123 - Each side of the leaf is a little concave on the inner side, where are placed three delicate, hairlike organs, in such an order, that an insect can hardly traverse it without interfering with one of them, when the two sides suddenly collapse and inclose the prey with a force surpassing an insect's efforts to escape. The fringe or hairs of the opposite sides of the leaf interlace, like the fingers of the two hands clasped together.

Bibliographic information