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The life of the bee - Page 199
by Maurice Maeterlinck - 1901 - 427 pages
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The Works of Thomas Reid: With Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 4

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1815
...eurious mathematieal problem, at what preeise angle the three planes whieh eompose the bottom of a eell ought to meet, in order to make the greatest possible saving, or the least expense, of material and labour. This is one of those problems, belonging to the higher parts of mathematies, whieh are ealled...
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The Works of Thomas Reid; with an Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 3

Thomas Reid - Philosophy - 1822
...more of the mathematical skill displayed in the structure of a honeycomb deserves to be mentioned. It is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise...possible saving, or the least expense, of material and labour. larly by the ingenious Mr. Maclarurin, by a iluxionary calculation, which is to be found in...
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Essay on Instinct, and Its Physical and Moral Relations

Thomas Hancock - Instinct - 1824 - 551 pages
...of the cells to consist of three planes meeting in a point, there is a saving of material and labour no way inconsiderable. The bees, as if acquainted...possible saving, or the least expense, of material and labour. This is one of the problems which belong \o the higher parta of mathematics. It has accordingly...
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Essays on the powers of the human mind [orig. publ. as Essays on the ...

Thomas Reid - 1827
...more of the mathematical skill displayed in the structure of a honey-comb deserves to be mentioned. It is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise...possible saving, or the least expense, of material and labour. This is one of those problems belonging to the higher parts of mathematics, which are called...
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Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mind: An Inquiry Into the Human ...

Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart - Mind and body - 1843 - 599 pages
...more of the mathematical skill displayed in the structure of a honey-comb deserves to be mentioned. It is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise...possible saving, or the least expense of material and labour. This is one of those problems, belonging to the higher parts of mathematics, which are called...
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THE JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE AND MENTAL PATHOLOGY. VOL. VIII.

FORBES WINSLOW, EDITOR - 1855
...and of Men, at what precise angle the thrce plaacs which compose the bottom of a cell ought to mcet, in order to make the greatest possible saving, or the least expense of materials and labour. This is onc of those problems belonging to the higher parts of mathematies, which...
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The Works of Thomas Reid, D.D.: Now Fully Collected, with Selections from ...

Thomas Reid, Sir William Hamilton, Dugald Stewart - Philosophy - 1863
...more of the mathematical skill displayed in the structure of a honeycomb, desirves to be mentioned. It is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise...possible saving, or the least expense, of material and labour. This is one of those problems, belonging to the higher parts of mathematics, which arc called...
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The Works of Thomas Reid, D.D., Now Fully Collected, with ..., Volume 2

Thomas Reid, Dugald Stewart - Philosophy - 1863
...more of the mathematical skill displayed in the structure of a honeycomb, deserves to be mentionedIt is a curious mathematical problem, at what precise...possible saving, or the least expense, of material and labour. This is one of those problems, belonging to the higher parts of mathematics, which are called...
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Animal intelligence (treatise).

George John Romanes - 1882
...the regular hexagon. Mathematicians know that there is not a fourth way possible in which a plane may be cut into little spaces that shall be equal, similar,...possible saving, or the least expense of material and labour. This is one of the problems which belong to the higher parts of mathematics. It has accordingly...
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