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Page 167 - is a definite combination of heterogeneous changes, both simultaneous and successive, in correspondence with external coexistences and sequences.
Page 74 - These are different in different countries and in different ages; but, wherever you are, let it be known that you seriously hold a tabooed belief, and you may be perfectly sure of being treated with a cruelty less brutal but more refined than hunting you like a wolf.
Page 319 - ... an irregular network of matter resembling white of egg, distinguishable by its maintaining its outline and not mixing with the water. This network may be seen gradually altering in form, and entangled granules and foreign bodies change their relative positions. The gelatinous matter is therefore capable of a certain amount of movement, and there can be no doubt that it manifests the phenomena of a very simple form of life.
Page xxvii - ... acceptable, and that they would have materially interfered with my present purpose. Abbe Terrasson remarks with great justice that, if we estimate the size of a work, not from the number of its pages, but from the time which we require to make ourselves master of it, it may be said of many a book that it -would be much shorter, if it were not so short.
Page 35 - ... such wretched miscarriages as attempts at progressive legislation are to-day, and for the same reason, viz., that the inventors possessed no science of the field of natural forces over which they sought to exert an influence. Before progressive legislation can become a success, every legislature must become, as it were, a polytechnic school (vol. ii, p. 252), a laboratory of philosophical research into the laws of society and of human nature (vol.
Page 714 - With its three hundred illustrations we have seldom seen a volume which speaks to the eye and understanding so pleasantly and expressively on every page. . . . We have an exhaustive panorama of the Himalayan scenery, of the manner in which the rough marching was conducted, of ascents achieved under the most dangerous conditions, and of the troubles and humors of the shifting camps where the coolies rested from their labors.
Page 713 - Geological Survey and the Bureau of Ethnology. WILLIAM T. HARRIS, LL. D., US Commissioner of Education. LYMAN ABBOTT, DD HH BANCROFT, author of " Native Races of the Pacific Coast.
Page 714 - It would be difficult to say which of the many classes of readers who will welcome the work will find most enjoyment in its fascinating pages. Mr. Conway's pen and Mr. McCormick's pencil have made their countrymen partners in their pleasure.
Page 715 - The work, though mainly intended for children and young persons, may be most advantageously read by many persons of riper age, and may serve to implant in their minds a fuller and clearer conception of ' the promises, the achievements, and the claims of science.