History of Geology and Palaeontology: To the End of the Nineteenth Century (Google eBook)

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W. Scott, 1901 - Geology - 562 pages
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Page 574 - Ibsen's characters speak and act as if they were hypnotised, and under their creator's imperious demand to reveal themselves. There never was such a mirror held up to nature before : it is too terrible. . . . Yet we must return to Ibsen, with his remorseless surgery, his remorseless electric-light, until we, too, have grown strong and learned to face the naked if necessary, the flayed and bleeding reality." SPEAKER (London). VOL. I. "A DOLL'S HOUSE," "THE LEAGUE OF YOUTH,
Page 571 - Daily Telegraph (London). XXII. THE GERM-PLASM : A THEORY OF HEREDITY. By AUGUST WEISMANN, Professor in the University of Freiburg-in-Breisgau. With 24 Illustrations. " There has been no work published since Darwin's own books which has so thoroughly handled the matter treated by him, or has done so much to place in order and clearness the immense complexity of the factors of heredity, or, lastly, has brought to light so many new facts and considerations bearing...
Page 571 - HOUSSAY. With numerous Illustrations. " His accuracy is undoubted, yet his facts out-marvel all romance. These facts are here made use of as materials wherewith to form the mighty fabric of evolution.
Page 564 - Mr. Gosse has written an admirable and most interesting biography of a man of letters who is of particular interest to other men of letters." The Academy. Lif- of Crabbe. By TE Kebbel. " No English poet since Shakespeare has observed certain aspects of nature and of human life more closely; and in the qualities of manliness and of sincerity he is surpassed by none. . . . Mr. Kebbel's monograph is worthy of the subject." Athenaum.
Page 570 - S. TALBOT, MD, Chicago. 6s. THE HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN FAUNA. By RF SCHARFF, B.Sc., PH.D., FZS 6s. THE RACES OF MAN: A SKETCH OF ETHNOGRAPHY AND ANTHROPOLOGY.
Page 566 - Life of Schiller. By Henry W. Nevinson. " This is a well-written little volume, which presents the leading facts of the poet's life in a neatly rounded picture." Scotsman. " Mr. Nevinson has added much to the charm of his book by his spirited translations, which give excellently both the ring and sense of the original.
Page 569 - The authors have brought to the task as indeed their names guarantee a wealth of knowledge, a lucid and attractive method of treatment, and a rich vein of picturesque language.
Page 570 - THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALES. By E. SIDNEY HARTLAND. " Mr. Hartland's book will win the sympathy of all earnest students, both by the knowledge it displays, and by a thorough love and appreciation of his subject, which is evident throughout.
Page 574 - GHOSTS," "AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE," and "THE WILD DUCK." With an Introductory Note. VOL. III. "LADY INGER OF OSTRAT," "THE VIKINGS AT HELGELAND,
Page 567 - Whether it is Saxon kinship or the fine qualities of the collection, we have found this volume the most entertaining of the three. Its riotous absurdities well overbalance its examples of the oppressively heavy. . . . The national impulse to make fun of the war correspondent has a capital example in the skit from Julius Stcttenheim.

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