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Page xxiii - Are God and Nature then at strife, That Nature lends such evil dreams So careful of the type she seems, So careless of the single life...
Page xlii - Vol. III. The Chemistry of the Hydrocarbons and their Derivatives, or Organic Chemistry.
Page xxxi - Latitude 31° and 60° and Parallels of Declination 0° and 24°, designed for the Determination of the Position Line at all Hour Angles without Logarithmic Computation...
Page 18 - Beardmore was a member of the Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers, and a member of the Smeatonian Club.
Page 51 - The first thing is good stock, and the second thing is good stock, and the third thing is good stock, and when you have paid attention to these three things, fit environment will keep your material in good condition. No environmental or educational grindstone is of service, unless the tool to be ground is of genuine steel — of tough race and tempered stock.
Page 16 - ... among specialists, who will welcome a work of reasonable compass and handy form, containing a trustworthy treatment of the various departments of Natural History by men who are familiar with, and competent to deal with, the latest results of scientific research. Altogether to judge from this first volume, the Cambridge Natural History promises to fulfil all the expectations that its prospectus holds out
Page 107 - Hill, who will easily rank as the greatest master of mathematical astronomy during the last quarter of the nineteenth century.
Page 11 - far be it from me to countenance anything contrary to your established laws; but I have set an acorn, which when it becomes an oak, God alone knows what will be the fruit thereof.
Page xxiv - ... selection index numbers" in such work. The idea of such index numbers is to combine in a single numerical expression the values of a series of variable characters with regard to all of which the breeder wishes to practise selection at the same time. The analytical expression of this idea is discussed and its adaptability and usefulness are illustrated by examples drawn from poultry and maize breeding. It is shown that selection index numbers...