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Page 96 - Translated by J. Arthur Thomson, Professor of Natural History in the University of Aberdeen, and Margaret R. Thomson. Edited with an Introduction by Rev. WD Morrison, LL.D. Crown 8vo.
Page 300 - In primis hoc volunt persuadere, non interire animas, sed ab aliis post mortem transire ad alios, atque hoc maxime ad virtutem excitari putant, metu mortis neglecto. Multa praeterea de sideribus atque eorum motu, de mundi ac terrarum magnitudine, de rerum natura, de deorum immortalium vi ac potestate, disputant et juventuti tradunt.
Page 297 - Moored in the rifted rock, Proof to the tempest's shock, Firmer he roots him the ruder it blow; Menteith and Breadalbane, then, Echo his praise agen, Roderigh Vich Alpine dhu, ho! ieroe!
Page 253 - Women announces the offer of a third prize of 2ooJ. for the best thesis written by a woman, on a scientific subject, embodying new observations and new conclusions based on an independent laboratory research in biological, chemical, or physical science.
Page 108 - Society has been not infrequently greatly hampered in giving its advice, by the knowledge that the funds absolutely needed for the carrying out of the matters in question in accordance with our present scientific knowledge would not be forthcoming. Though I am now speaking on my own responsibility, I am sure that the Society is with me if I say that the expenditure by the Government on scientific research and scientific institutions, on which its commercial and industrial prosperity so largely depend,...
Page 34 - ... chambers, forming tunnels, making roads, guarding their home, gathering food, feeding the young, tending their domestic animals, — each one fulfilling its duties industriously, and without confusion, — it is difficult altogether to deny to them the gift of reason ; and the preceding observations tend to confirm the opinion that their mental powers differ from those of men, not so much in kind as in degree.
Page 240 - CONTENTS.— The Sources of Supply.— Economic Aspect of Liquid Fuel.— Chemical Composition of Fuel Oils —Conditions of Combustion in Oil Fuel Furnaces.— Early Methods and Experiments. — Modern Burners and Methods.— Oil Fuel for Marine...
Page xvi - An abundance of information conveyed in a popular and attractive form. . . . Will be of great use to all who are in any way interested in coal mining."— Scottish Critic.
Page 253 - ... chemical or physical science. The theses offered in competition are to be presented to the Executive Committee of the Association and must be in the hands of the Chairman of the Committee on the Prize, MRS.
Page 108 - ... and scientific institutions which are always at once forthcoming in the United States. In my opinion, the scientific deadness of the nation is mainly due to the too exclusively mediaeval and classical methods of our higher public schools, and can only be slowly removed by making in future the teaching of science, not from text-books for passing an examination, but, as far as may be possible, from the study of the phenomena of nature by direct observation and experiment, an integral and essential...