Nature, Volume 24

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1881 - Electronic journals
 

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Page 333 - Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; 8.
Page 77 - Flying, and over lands, with mutual wing Easing their flight ; so steers the prudent crane Her annual voyage, borne on winds ; the air Floats, as they pass, fann'd with unnumber'd plumes.
Page 333 - What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest ? Thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back ? Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams ; And ye little hills, like lambs...
Page 311 - In ourselves the small bones which form our "wrist"' and our "ankle" respectively are (as they are in almost all beasts) distinct and separate from those long, more or less slender bones which are in the palm of the hand and the sole of the foot, and which are called "metacarpal bones" in the hand and "metatarsal bones
Page 118 - Miocene fossils ; descriptions of new species of fossils from the Pliocene clay-beds between I.imon and Moen, Costa Rica, together with notes on previously known species from there and elsewhere in the Caribbean area (with four plates).
Page 344 - I am sure that there is no one, even among professional men, who will not declare that all we know is very little as compared with that which remains to be known; and that we might escape an infinity of diseases of the mind, no less than of the body, and even perhaps from the weakness of old age, if we had sufficient knowledge of their causes, and of all the remedies with which nature has provided us.
Page 228 - From that time, like everything else which falls into the hands of the Mussulman, it has been going to ruin, and the discovery of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope gave the deathblow to its commercial greatness.
Page 143 - At any rate, as few of the colours in nature are pure, but almost all arise from the combination of rays of different wavelengths, and as in such cases the visible resultant would be composed not only of the rays which we see, but of these and the ultra-violet, it would appear that the colours of objects and the general aspect of nature must present to them a very different appearance from what it does to us.
Page 344 - Stahl; and, later, to the doctrine of a vital principle, that " asylum ignorantiae" of physiologists, which has so easily accounted for everything and explained nothing, down to our own times. Now the essence of modern, as contrasted with ancient, physiological science, appears to me to lie in its antagonism to animistic hypotheses and animistic phraseology. It offers physical explanations of vital phenomena, or frankly confesses that it has none to offer. And, so far as I know, the first person...
Page 254 - ... and before the close of the year to give evidence of progress by the preparation of a thesis, the completion of a research, the delivery of a lecture, or by some other method.

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