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Page 347 - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science In different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impulse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Page 13 - I declare that I had no intention to contradict the text of Scripture ; that I believe most firmly all therein related about the creation, both as to order of time and matter of fact ; I abandon everything in my book respecting the formation of the earth, and, generally, all which may be contrary to the narration of Moses...
Page 20 - Thus, commencing our investigation by a careful survey of any one bone by itself, a person who is sufficiently master of the laws of organic structure, may, as it were, reconstruct the whole animal to which that bone had belonged.
Page 347 - Members of the Association : I thank you most heartily for the honor you have done me in selecting me to preside over your deliberations. The...
Page xviii - Science," for the purpose of receiving, purchasing, holding and conveying real and personal property, which It now Is, or hereafter may be possessed of, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to the restrictions, duties and liabilities set forth in the general laws which now or hereafter may be in force and applicable to such corporations. SECTION 2. Said corporation may have and hold by purchase, grant, gift or otherwise, real estate not exceeding one hnndred thousand dollars in value,...
Page 541 - F. BARKER, of Philadelphia. President BARKER accepted the chair in the following words : — Fellow members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science : — I trust I am not insensible to the high honor which you have conferred upon me by electing me to the office of President. I cannot but regard it as a coincidence as pleasant as it is striking, that precisely twenty years ago I joined the Association and enrolled my name among its list of members.
Page 29 - June 30, 1877, and for other purposes," approved August 15, 1876, the Commissioner of Agriculture was required to appoint some man of approved attainments, and practically well acquainted with the methods of statistical inquiry, with a view of ascertaining the annual amount of consumption, importation, and exportation of timber and other forest products ; the probable supply for future wants ; the means best adapted to the preservation and renewal of forests; the influence of forests upon climate...
Page 13 - The first of these obnoxious passages, and the only one relating to geology, was as follows : — ' The waters of the sea have produced the mountains and valleys of the land — the waters of the heavens, reducing all to a level, will at last deliver the whole land over to the sea, and the sea successively prevailing over the land, will leave dry new continents like those which we inhabit.
Page 24 - Phytology," by Artis, was published in London in 1838. Bowerbank's " History of the Fossil Fruits and Seeds of the London Clay," appeared in 1843. Hooker's memoir " On the Vegetation of the Carboniferous Period as compared with that of the present day," published in 1848, was an important contribution to the science.