Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Volumes 1-2

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The Academy, 1863
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Page 108 - ... grove. Some were hollow, and delicate jets of steam issued from their summits, and this seemed to explain the mode of their formation. Some were not hollow throughout, being closed at the summit; but when detached from their base, a small orifice...
Page 86 - This earthquake extended to the eastern base of the Sierra Nevada. At Carson City it occurred at 10 h.
Page 80 - The sea was observed to recede from the shore during the continuance of the shocks, and left the latter dry for a considerable distance, when it returned in five or six heavy rollers, which overflowed the plain on which Santa Barbara is built. The inhabitants saw the recesssion of the sea, and being aware of the danger on its return, fled to the adjoining hills near the town to escape the probable deluge.
Page 3 - Acid in the sea-water of our coast was brought to my notice in July, 1857. I had, in the month of January of the previous year, discovered borate of soda and other borates in solution in the water of a mineral spring in Tehama county, near the upper end of the Sacramento Valley. Prosecuting the research, I found traces of Boracic Acid — in the form of borates — in nearly all the mineral springs with which the State of California abounds. This was especially the case in the coast mountains. Borate...
Page 107 - A panorama more deplorably desolate no human imagination can conceive. To the right and left, as far as the eye could reach, there lay outstretched, like ramparts of the world, lines of...
Page 207 - Ayres made the following remarks in relation to the fishes of California, which are included in Cuvier's genus Sebastes.
Page 3 - The crystals were hexehedral with beveled or replaced edges, and truncated angles ; attaining the size, in some cases, of four inches in length by two in diameter, forming splendid and attractive specimens. In the same neighborhood, a cluster of small thermal springs were observed holding free boracic acid in solution. A few hundred yards from these a great number of hot springs, of a temperature of 212 Fah., rose up through the fissures of a silicious rock.
Page 203 - Palmeri, ns San Diego, common " in same localities as the Diphyllidia. Named after Mr. Edward Palmer, a zealous naturalist, who assisted me while at San Diego.
Page 89 - Conch., ii, 1866, p. 210, pl. xiii. fig. 2. Shell conically ovate, solid, blackish-brown, longitudinally striate: whorls 6, inflated; suture moderately impressed; apex obtuse; aperture obliquely ovate, subangulate below; lip simple, thickened within; columella short, straight, with a somewhat callous plication below the middle; white banded below the suture, and of a dirty white in the umbilical region. Length 15, diam.
Page 76 - There are usually two frontal veins which communicate by a transverse inosculation ; but sometimes the vein is single and bifurcates at the root of the nose into the two angular veins. From the nasal arch, the frontal is...

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