What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
adapted admit Agassiz ancestor animals Argus pheasant ascidian Author beautiful believe birds bones BT LONGMANS cell CHAPTER cochlea colour Creator Crown Darwin says Darwinian descended Dictionary doctrine domestic endolymph evidence evolution evolved existence fact female fibres fishes Flourens force fossil gemmules Herbert Spencer History human Huxley hypothesis Illustrations insect instinct intellect intelligent larva least action Lectures lemurs living male mammals man's matter membrane ment mental mind Miocene Mivart mode molecules monkeys muscle natural selection NATURAL SELECTION ARGUMENT nests organic organisation Origin of Species ornament physical pigeon Plates plumage principle produced Professor Haughton Professor Owen proof protoplasm prove reason remarks revised rock pigeon scientific sexes sexual selection similar Skull special creation Spencer structure teeth teleological teleological argument theory things thought tion truth tympanum VARIATION AND NATURAL vertebrate vestible vols Wallace Woodcuts
Page 305 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
Page 37 - Evolution is an integration of matter and concomitant dissipation of motion ; during which the matter passes from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity ; and during •which the retained motion undergoes a parallel transformation.
Page 439 - Each of the Three Volumes or Parts of the Alpine Guide may be had with this INTRODUCTION prefixed, price 1s.
Page 439 - The ALPINE GUIDE. By JOHN BALL, MRIA late President of the Alpine Club. Thoroughly Revised Editions, in Three Volumes, post Svo. with Maps and other Illustrations :— GUIDE to the WESTERN ALPS, including Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Zermatt, &c.
Page 419 - STUDENT'S MANUAL of the HISTORY of INDIA, from the Earliest Period to the Present.
Page 434 - London's Encyclopaedia of Agriculture: comprising the Laying-out, Improvement, and Management of Landed Property, and the Cultivation and Economy of the Productions of Agriculture. With 1,100 Woodcuts. 8vo. 21s. London's Encyclopaedia of Gardening: comprising the Theory and Practice of Horticulture, Floriculture, Arboriculture, and Landscape Gardening.
Page 437 - Readings for Every Day in Lent, compiled from the Writings of Bishop JEREMY TAYLOR. By the same Author. Fcp. 5s. Preparation for the Holy Communion; the Devotions chiefly from the works of JEREMY TAYLOR. By the same.
Page 430 - Chemistry, Medicine, Surgery, and the Allied Sciences. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of other Sciences.
Page 427 - NEW STAR ATLAS FOR THE LIBRARY, the School, and the Observatory, in Twelve Circular Maps (with Two Index-Plates).