Nature, Volume 59

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1899 - Electronic journals
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Page 106 - THE College of Physicians of Philadelphia announces that the next award of the Alvarenga Prize, being the income for one year of the bequest of the late...
Page 294 - We have seen reason to think that as fast as essential faculties multiply, and as fast as the number of organs that co-operate in any given function increases, indirect equilibration through natural selection, becomes less and less capable of producing specific adaptations ; and remains fully capable only of maintaining the general fitness of constitution to conditions.
Page 36 - I have not time to labor this point, but I may say that a discussion of all the available observations to my mind demonstrates the truth of the suggestion, made many years ago by Professor Tait before any spectroscopic facts were available, that the nebulae are masses of meteorites rendered hot by collisions. Surely human knowledge is all the richer for this indication of the connection between the nebulae, hitherto the most mysterious bodies in the skies, and the "stones that fall from heaven.
Page 57 - And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed...
Page 33 - I will take for purposes of illustration three substances, and deal with one increase of temperature only, a considerable one and obtainable by rendering a substance incandescent, first by a direct current of electricity, as happens in the so-called "arc lamps" employed in electric lighting, and next by the employment of a powerful induction coil and battery of leyden jars. In laboratory parlance we pass thus from the arc to the jar-spark. In the case of magnesium, iron, and calcium, the changes...
Page 36 - I cannot conclude without stating that I have not yet exhausted all the conceptions of a high order to which Fraunhofer's apparently useless observation has led us. The work which to my mind has demonstrated the evolution of the cosmos as we know it from swarms of meteorites, has also suggested a chemical evolution equally majestic in its simplicity. A quarter of a century ago I pointed out that all the facts then available suggested the hypothesis that in the atmospheres of the sun and stars various...
Page 276 - Asturias. to the north of Toledo, on the same coast, and from Algeria to the south. Natural gas is said to exist in the Cebu coal fields. On Panay, too, oil is reported at Janinay, in the province of Iloilo, and gas is reported from the same island.
Page 285 - At another time the children are encouraged to plant little gardens and carefully watch some of the things which grow in them. Or they study some insect which preys upon fruit or make collections of the insects about their homes, or watch them to see whether they are doing things good or bad for the farmer. Is it not likely that a child who is...
Page 36 - ... fond, no great chemical difference between bodies of increasing and bodies of decreasing temperature. Hence we find at equal mean temperatures on opposite sides of the temperature curve this chemical similarity of the absorbing...
Page 58 - I/T = 256, and is thus equal to 1'27 x 10~7 cm. It is to be observed that the numbers thus obtained are still somewhat of the nature of superior limits, for they depend upon the assumption that all the dissipation due to the resonator represents...

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