History of the Inductive Sciences: XI. Electricity. XII. Magnetism. XIII. Galvanism, or Voltaic electricity. XIV. Chemistry. XV. Mineralogy. XVI. Systematic botany and zoology. XVII. Physiology and comparative anatomy. XVIII. Geology

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John W. Parker, 1847 - Physical sciences
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Page 122 - Anon out of the earth a fabric huge Rose, like an exhalation, with the sound Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet, Built like a temple, where pilasters round Were set, and Doric pillars overlaid With golden architrave ; nor did there want Cornice or frieze with bossy sculptures graven ; The roof was fretted gold.
Page 188 - I at first laid down, namely, that the chemical power of a current of electricity is in direct proportion to the absolute quantity of electricity which passes (377, 783).
Page 473 - Is not animal motion performed by the vibrations of this medium, excited in the brain by the power of the will, and propagated from thence through the capillamenta of the nerves into the muscles for contracting and dilating them...
Page 642 - The tawny lion, pawing to get free His hinder parts, then springs, as broke from bonds, And rampant shakes his brinded mane...
Page 18 - Thus, the whole force of the bottle and power of giving a shock is in the glass itself; the nonelectrics in contact with the two surfaces serving only to give and receive to and from the several parts of the glass ; that is, to give on one side and take away from the other.
Page 627 - ... exist, becoming the only occupants of the globe. And the dilemma then presents itself to us anew : — either we must accept the doctrine of the transmutation of species, and must suppose that the organized species of one geological epoch were transmuted into those of another by some long-continued agency of natural causes ; or else, we must believe in many successive acts of creation and extinction of species, out of the common course of nature ; acts which, therefore, we may properly call miraculous.
Page 520 - I have elsewhere shown, if the viscera of an animal are so organized as only to be fitted for the digestion of recent flesh, it is also requisite that the jaws should be so constructed as to fit them for devouring prey ; the claws must be constructed for seizing and tearing it to pieces ; the teeth for cutting and dividing its flesh ; the entire system of the limbs, or organs of motion, for pursuing and overtaking it; and the organs of sense, for discovering it at a distance. Nature also must have...
Page 292 - And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
Page 444 - I had with him, which was but a little while before he died, what were the things which induced him to think of a circulation of the blood ? he answered me, that when he took notice that the valves in the veins of so many parts of the body were so placed that they gave free passage to the blood towards the heart, but opposed the passage of the venal blood the contrary way...
Page 642 - The earth obeyed, and straight Opening her fertile womb teemed at a birth Innumerous living creatures, perfect forms, Limbed and full grown: out of the ground up rose As from his lair the wild beast where he wons In" forest wild, in thicket, brake, or den...

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