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" It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these lowly organized creatures. "
Gardens and Their Meaning - Page 138
by Dora Williams - 1911 - 235 pages
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The Study of Animal Life

John Arthur Thomson - Zoology - 1892 - 375 pages
...years' observation in 1881 ; and now we all say with him, " It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world as have these lowly-organised creatures." Prof. Drummond, while admitting the supreme importance of the work of earthworms,...
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Report of the Proceedings

Church congress - 1892
...own words, "those lowly-organized creatures concerning whom it may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world" without feeling how, animated by a love of truth, he was content patiently to accumulate facts,...
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The science of universal history: its method and its relation to the ...

James Clarke Welling - History - 1894 - 20 pages
...earthworms have in the economy of nature when he says that " it may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part...the world as have these lowly organized creatures."* Even protoplasm, at the point where we examine it with our microscopes, is found to possess certain...
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Hypnotism: How it is Done; Its Uses and Dangers

James Richard Cocke - Hypnotism - 1894 - 373 pages
...This part of my subject will be a very difficult one for the lay reader to grasp, and hallucinations have played so important a part in the history of the world that it seems to me that the general public should have a better understanding of them. They do not...
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Outlines of Zoology

John Arthur Thomson - Zoology - 1895 - 819 pages
...and consequently sterile ; " while Darwin (1881) said that " it may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world as have these lowly organised creatures." Though without eyes, earthworms are sensitive to light and persistently avoid...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: Dionysius to Friction

1896
...fermentation ; and consequently sterile.' Gilbert White, 1777. 'It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world as have these lowly-organised creatures.' Darwin, 1881. See Darwin, The Formation of Vegetable Mould through...
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Nature Study in Elementary Schools: A Manual for Teachers

Lucy Langdon Williams Wilson - Natural history - 1897 - 272 pages
...the land was, in fact, regularly ploughed by earth worms. It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part...the world as have these lowly organized creatures." BIRDS: Stray robins and bluebirds remain with us in Philadelphia all winter. In the latter part of...
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The formation of vegetable mould, through the action of worms, with ...

Charles Darwin - Soils - 1897 - 326 pages
...ploughed, and still continues to be thus ploughed by earth-worms. It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important , /a part in the history of the world, as have V ' these lowly organised creatures. Some other animals, however, still more lowly organised, namely...
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Natural history

Richard Lydekker, William Forsell Kirby, Bernard Barham Woodward, Randolph Kirkpatrick, Reginald Innes Pocock, Richard Bowdler Sharpe, Walter Garstang, Francis Arthur Bather, Henry Meyners Bernard - Zoology - 1897 - 771 pages
...compared their action to that of a plough, and adds that it is doubtful whether many other animals have played so important a part in the history of the world. Earth-worms are found in all parts of the world in spots suitable for their existence, and in some...
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The least of all lands: of Palestine in relation to its history

William Miller - 1901
...a considerable extent of country which have encouraged the erection of the independent strongholds which have played so important a part in the history of the Carnatic and the Deccan, in the history of the neighbouring Lebanon, and in that of the maritime plain...
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