Science News, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Ernest Ingersoll, William Cornelius Wyckoff
S. E. Cassino, 1878 - Science - 384 pages
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Page 283 - And Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge, With Ate" by his side come hot from hell , Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice Cry "Havoc," and let slip the dogs of war; That this foul deed shall smell above the earth With carrion men , groaning for burial.
Page 290 - I mean stock to remain in this country, to the United States of America, to found at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men.
Page 195 - States two copies of the application, one addressed to the President of the Senate, and one to the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Page 161 - Whenever suitable arrangements can be made from time to time for their reception, all objects of art and of foreign and curious research, and all objects of natural history, plants, and geological and mineralogical specimens belonging to the United States...
Page 171 - The force to keep up the momentum of a body moving in a horizontal plane in the air (in which there is so little friction) cannot be great, and this force is all that is wanted. The movement of the neck and body of the condor, we must suppose, is sufficient for this. However this may be, it is truly wonderful and beautiful to see so great a bird, hour after hour, without any apparent exertion, wheeling and gliding over mountain and river.
Page 334 - Angels and ministers of grace defend us! Be thou a spirit of health or goblin damn'd, Bring with thee airs from heaven or blasts from hell, Be thy intents wicked or charitable, Thou com'st in such a questionable shape, That I will speak to thee: I'll call thee Hamlet, King, father, royal Dane, O, answer me!
Page 193 - The past year has been one of the most eventful in the history of...
Page 377 - ... pounds of Peruvian guano, the gold value of which would not have been far from $1,920,000. The yield of the menhaden fishery in pounds is probably triple that of any other carried on by the fishermen of the United States. In the value of its products it is surpassed...
Page 98 - III. A. On the Distribution of the Fishes of the Alleghany Region of South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, with descriptions of new or little known species.
Page 121 - that whenever a new and startling fact is brought to light in science, people first say, " it is not true," then that " it is contrary to religion," and lastly, " that everybody knew it before.

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