Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volume 24

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Vol. 12 (from May 1876 to May 1877) includes: Researches in telephony / by A. Graham Bell.

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Page 473 - OF THE LIBRARIAN AND LIBRARY. 1. It shall be the duty of the Librarian to take charge of the books, to keep a correct catalogue of the same, and to provide for the delivery of books from the Library. He shall also have the custody of the publications of the Academy.
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Page 182 - Laplace's work) is, with few and slight exceptions, just what we could have wished to see — an exact and careful translation into very good English — exceedingly well printed, and accompanied with notes appended to each page, which leave no step in the text of moment unsupplied, and hardly any material difficulty either of conception or reasoning unelucidated.
Page 473 - If any book shall be lost or injured, or if any notes, comments, or other matters shall be written, or in any manner inserted therein, the person to whom it stands charged shall replace it by a new volume, or set, if it belongs to a set.
Page 186 - I am sure that hours, and perhaps days, of hard study, will alone enable me to discover how it plainly appears.
Page 450 - ... one truth without losing sight of another, this nice discrimination to separate truth from error, — these are qualities which place the possessor in the first rank of scientific men. In the development of the various consequences of the fundamental propositions of thermodynamics, as applied to all kinds of physical phenomena, Clausius was rivalled, perhaps surpassed, in activity and versatility by Sir William Thomson. His attention, indeed, seems to have been less directed toward the development...
Page 185 - Here, whole branches of continental discovery are unstudied, and indeed almost unknown, even by name. It is in vain to conceal the melancholy truth. We are fast dropping behind. In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein, and given over a hopeless race. In chemistry the case is not much better.
Page 478 - American islands, during the preceding two years, on heat or on light; the preference always being given to such discoveries as shall, in the opinion of the Academy, tend most to promote the good of mankind.
Page 471 - Bills presented on account of the Library, or the Publications of the Academy, must be previously approved by the respective committees on these departments. 3. The President, or, in his absence, the next officer as above enumerated, shall nominate members to serve on the different committees of the Academy which are not chosen by ballot.
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