Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, Volumes 15-16

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American Philosophical Society, 1876 - Science
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Page 279 - All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power; to make known to the sons of men his mighty acts and the glorious majesty of his kingdom.
Page 232 - There can be no doubt, in the mind of any one familiar with similar facts observed in other parts of the world, that this is one of the many forms of drift connected with glacial action. I was, however, far from anticipating, when I first met it in the neighborhood of Rio, that I should afterwards find it spreading over the surface of the country, from north to south and from east to west, with a continuity which gives legible connection to the whole geological history of the continent.
Page 22 - Both his judgment and affections bound him to it as a government supreme in its delegated powers, and supreme in the authority to expound and enforce them, proceeding from the people, designed for their welfare, accountable to them, possessing their confidence, representing their sovereignty, and no more to be restrained in the spirit of jealousy, within less than the fair dimensions of its authority, than to be extended beyond them in the spirit of usurpation. These were his constitutional principles,...
Page 547 - The great variety of languages still spoken in the kingdom of Mexico proves a great variety of races and origin. The number of these languages exceeds twenty, of which fourteen have grammars and dictionaries tolerably complete. It appears that the...
Page 14 - Adelognathes, but also several tribes of Phanerognathes in the system of the latter author. In examining the under side of the body two forms of construction are found, by means of which this large family may be divided into two primary sections. First. Side pieces of mesosternum very unequal, the episternum larger and attaining the elytral margin, epimeron usually small, sometimes very small. Metasternal side pieces never very wide, generally very narrow or entirely concealed by the elytral margin,...
Page 4 - His appetite for study while he was in college was so great, that on one occasion, instead of going to his stepfather's, where he was always happy, he remained in his chambers in one of the college buildings during an entire autumnal vacation, and studied every day of it fourteen hours. Habits and tastes like these were his constant shield, as well as his instruments of power ; and long after his graduation he was able to say, " I look back to my college life with great...
Page 223 - This tribe contains a large number of genera, which differ so much in appearance and details of structure, that scarcely anything can be predicated of all. It may, however, be stated in general terms, that while in common with several other tribes, the beak is received upon the sternum, and lies in repose in a pectoral groove, this tribe differs from Zygopini in the smaller size and different position of the eyes, which are more or less covered by the prothoracic lobes ; and from Ceutorhynchini by...
Page 10 - Elytra not covering the pygidium, separately rounded at tip ; epipleune narrow but distinct ; inner surface without lateral fold. Abdomen with five short ventral segments separated by deeply impressed straight sutures, intercoxal process acute ; fifth at the middle very short, being compressed by the inflexion of the pygidium ; side margin not acute nor extended upwards. Dorsal segments convex, almost corneous. Pygidium small corneous, upper margin with a large deep marginal groove. Anterior COXIe...
Page 254 - It is quite manifest that the thing most needed to produce the glaciers is an improved condenser ; we cannot afford to lose an iota of solar action ; we need, if anything, more vapour, but we need a condenser so powerful, that this vapour, instead of falling in liquid showers to the earth, shall be so far reduced in temperature as to descend in snow. The problem, I think, is thus narrowed to the precise issue on which its solution depends.
Page 112 - Elytra without cpiplevme, but with an acute fold on the inner surface, limiting a deep groove in which the superior edge of the abdomen fits; pygidium sometimes covered, sometimes exposed. Abdomen with five ventral segments, first and second closely connate; pygidium of male divided so as to form an anal segment. Front...

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