Year Book of Facts in Science and Art (Google eBook)

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Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1871 - Science
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Page 300 - There is comprised in it every possible shape into which the letters of the alphabet and numerals can <be formed, and the talent which has been expended in the conception of the various plain and ornamental letters is wonderful.
Page 7 - But the great tragedy of Science the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact...
Page 305 - What it professes to be a complete epitome of the laws of this country, thoroughly intelligible to non-professional readers. The book is a handy one to have in readiness when some knotty point requires ready solution."* Bell's Life.
Page 9 - Abiogenesis ever has taken place in the past, or ever will take place in the future. With organic chemistry, molecular physics, and physiology, yet in their infancy, and every day making prodigious strides, I think it would be the height of presumption for any man to say that the conditions under which matter assumes the properties we call " vital " may not, some day, be artificially brought together.
Page 233 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden ; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. 11 The name of the first is Pison : that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12 And the gold of that land is good : there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Page 300 - A well-known engraver and draughtsman has enrolled in this useful book the result of many years' study and research. For those who insert enamelled sentence round gilded chalices, who blazon shop legends over shop-doors, who letter church walls with pithy sentences from the Decalogue, this book will be useful.
Page 300 - A volume in which the letters of the alphabet come forth glorified in gilding and all the colours of the prism interwoven and intertwined and intermingled, sometimes with a sort of rainbow arabesque.

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