Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Google eBook)

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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 xix - 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 24 - 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.
Page 14 - He had previously stated, in another work, that he believed, "the whole terrestrial globe to have been taken to pieces and dissolved at the flood, and the strata to have settled down from this promiscuous mass." In support of this view, he stated that, " Marine bodies are lodged in the strata according to the order of their gravity, the heavier shells in stones, the lighter in chalk, and so of the rest.
Page 435 - We set the last spring some twenty acres of Indian corn, and sowed some six acres of barley and pease ; and according to the manner of the Indians, we manured our ground with herrings, or rather shads, which we have in great abundance, and take with great ease at our doors.
Page 51 - ... path of the moon on the celestial dial ; it united itself intimately with the sister science of mathematics in predicting the places of the heavenly bodies from the law of gravitation, but it was still as a surveyor and marker of boundaries in the field of space that the observer chiefly labored, and we associate the most striking triumphs of the classic astronomy with this work of precision. It is this aspect that appeals even to the imagination, and which is seized as distinctive by the poet...
Page 13 - 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 we inhabit.
Page 435 - Also he tould them excepte they gott fish and set with it (in these old grounds) it would come to nothing, and he showed them that in the midle of Aprill they should have store enough come up the brooke, by which they began to build, and taught them how to take it, and wher to get other provisions necessary for them ; all which they found true by triall and experience.
Page 82 - This, of course, opened out a very large field for experiment which would require many years for its study and hence, as several physicists were engaging in the study of the spectra of the metals I concluded to discontinue the experiments commenced in 1870 on the spectra of the metals and to confine the investigation mainly to the non-metals. The initial step was, however, to obtain a fine photograph of the diffraction spectrum of the Sun so that the wave-lengths of the lines up to O (wave-length...

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