The Autobiography of Joseph Le Conte, Volume 3

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D. Appleton, 1903 - 337 pages
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Page 24 - And the poor beetle that we tread upon, In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies.
Page 264 - On Critical Periods in the History of the Earth and their Relation to Evolution; and On the Quaternary as Such a Period...
Page 333 - ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY. A Text-book for Colleges and for the General Reader. By JOSEPH LE CONTE, LL.
Page 160 - On the Agency of the Gulf Stream in the Formation of the Peninsula and Keys of Florida.
Page 150 - Agassiz' work and Agassiz' method has laid the only foundation of a possible scientific sociology. Society also is an organized body, and therefore subject to the laws of organisms. Society, too, passes by evolution from lower to higher, from simpler to more complex, from general to special, by a process of successive differentiation. Society progresses, develops. This is the most glorious doctrine of modern times. The phenomena of society, however, are even more complex than those of organisms,...
Page 337 - Cannon and Camera. Sea and Land Battles of the Spanish-American War in Cuba, Camp Life, and the Return of the Soldiers. Described and illustrated by JC HEMMENT, War Artist at the Front. With over one hundred full-page pictures taken by the Author, and an Index. Large izmo.
Page 333 - RELIGION AND SCIENCE. A Series of Sunday Lectures on the Relation of Natural and Revealed Religion, or the Truths revealed in Nature and Scripture. By JOSEPH LE CONTE, LL.
Page xiii - When the Greeks made their fine saying that those whom the gods love die young, I cannot help believing they had this sort of death also in their eye. For surely, at whatever age it overtake the man, this is to die young.
Page 173 - Nothing could be more remarkable than the wide reading, the deep reflection, the refined culture, and the originality of thought and observation characteristic of them; and yet the idea of publication never entered their minds. What right had anyone to publish anything unless it was something of the greatest importance, something that would revolutionize thought?
Page 342 - The author admits that there are 3,800 separate treatises on the horse already published, but he thinks that he can add something to the amount of useful information now before the public, and that something not heretofore written will be found in this book. The volume gives a large amount of information, both scientific and practical, on the noble animal of which it treats.

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