Transactions of the Academy of Science of Saint Louis (Google eBook)

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Academy of Science of St. Louis, 1868 - Science
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"Celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first meeting," in v. 16.
  

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Page 338 - Notice of some New Species of Fossils from a locality of the Niagara Group in Indiana ; with a List of Identified Species from the Same Place.
Page 300 - Of absolute rest, nature gives us no evidence. All matter, as far as we can ascertain, is ever in movement, not merely in masses, as with the planetary spheres, but also molecularly, or throughout its most intimate structure. Thus, -every alternation of temperature produces a molecular change throughout the whole substance heated or cooled.
Page 300 - Are not gross bodies and light convertible into one another, and may not bodies receive much of their activity from th'e particles of light which enter their composition ? * * * The changing of bodies into light and light into bodies is very conformable to the course of nature, which seems delighted with transmutations.
Page 163 - Ehrenberg's genus and ought to bear the name ampelicida. It makes its appearance only on nearly full grown berries, exhibiting in the first stage a discolored spot on the side, but never at the base of the berry, about two lines in diameter, with a dark spot in the centre. This spot soon becomes light brown and remains so, while the surrounding part of the berry gets darker and exhibits a rough or (under the magnifier) pustulous surface ; gradually, now, the berry shrivels up and turns black.
Page 205 - ... color; that of younger branches smooth, with many large vesicles, containing a clear fluid balsam, which remains between the layers of the old bark.
Page 491 - Strole was washed off, and sank in a whirlpool below. The small stock of provisions was also lost, and when White emerged from the foaming rapids he found himself alone, without food, and with gloomy prospects before him for completing his adventurous journey.
Page 491 - ... rapids his raft parted and he was forced to hold on to the fragments by main strength until he effected a landing below in a shallow eddy where he succeeded, standing waist deep in water, in making necessary repairs, and started again. One can hardly imagine the gloomy feelings of this lone traveler, with no human voice to cheer his solitude, hungry, yet hopeful and resolute, closed in on every side by the beetling cliffs that shut out sunlight for the greater part of the long summer day...
Page 163 - It makes its appearance only on nearly full-grown berries, exhibiting in the first stage a discolored spot on the side, but never at the base, of the berry, about two lines in diameter, with a dark spot in the centre. This spot soon becomes light brown, and remains so; while the surrounding part of the berry gets darker, and exhibits a rough or (under the magnifier) pustulous surface : gradually now the berry shrivels up, and becomes black. The individual fungi are little spherical bodies...
Page 548 - Be it further resolved that the Secretary be instructed to send a copy of this resolution to the President of the United States. The...
Page 335 - Shumard. 1850. Descriptions of fifteen new species of Crinoidea from the Sub-carboniferous Limestone of Iowa, collected during the US Geological Survey of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, in the years 1848-49.

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