A General Physiology: For High Schools : Based Upon the Nervous System

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American Book Company, 1900 - Physiology - 408 pages

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Page 410 - Fisher's Brief History of the Nations AND OF THEIR PROGRESS IN CIVILIZATION By GEORGE PARK FISHER, LL.D. Professor in Yale University Cloth, 12mo, 613 pages, with numerous Illustrations, Maps, Tables, and Reproductions of Bas-reliefs, Portraits, and Paintings.
Page 410 - Some of the distinctive qualities which will commend this book to teachers and students are as follows: It narrates in fresh, vigorous, and attractive style the most important facts of history in their due order and connection. It explains the nature of historical evidence, and records only well established judgments respecting persons and events. It delineates the progress of peoples and nations in civilization as well as the rise and succession of dynasties. It connects, in a single chain of narration,...
Page 410 - This is an entirely new work written expressly to meet the demand for a compact and acceptable text-book on General History for high schools, academies, and private schools.
Page 67 - In a lever of the third kind, the fulcrum is at one end, the weight at the other, and the power is applied between them.
Page 67 - In a lever of the second kind, the fulcrum is at one end, the power at the other, and the weight between them.
Page 388 - ... enables us to see the body itself; while reflected light enables us to see another body in it. The most perfectly polished mirror does not reflect all the light it receives. It diffuses a portion, so that we see the mirror as well as the objects reflected in it. 93. The Law of Refraction. — The bending of a ray of light in passing from one medium to another can be illustrated by the apparatus shown in Figure 64. AD is a graduated circle ; B, a semi - cylindrical glass vessel filled with water...
Page 102 - ... a ray of light passes obliquely from one medium into another of a different density, it is refracted, or turned out of its former course.
Page 224 - Coecum. 6, Vermiform appendix. 7, Ascending colon. 8, Transverse colon. 9, Descending colon. 10, Sigmoid flexure of the colon. 11, Rectum. 12, Spleen. DUODENUM signifies twelve, and this part is so called hecause its length is about twelve fingers...
Page 111 - The third nerve has the widest distribution, supplying all the external muscles of the eye save the superior oblique, which is supplied by the fourth, and the external rectus, which is supplied by the sixth nerve.

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