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Page 145 - THE WATER SUPPLY OF TOWNS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF WATER-WORKS. A Practical Treatise for the Use of Engineers and Students of Engineering. By WK BURTON, AM Inst.
Page 136 - Accurate and minute measurement seems to the nonscientific imagination, a less lofty and dignified work than looking for something new. But nearly all the grandest discoveries of science have been but the rewards of accurate measurement and patient long-continued labour in the minute sifting of numerical results.
Page 138 - Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and no age.
Page 165 - I say again that, behind all our practical applications, there is a region of intellectual action to which practical men have rarely contributed, but from which they draw all their supplies. Cut them off from this region, and they become eventually helpless. In no case is the adage truer, " Other men labored, but ye are entered into their labors," than in the case of the discoverer and applier of natural truth.
Page 49 - OF CHILDREN'S DISEASES : A Handbook for Practitioners and Students, by JOHANN STEINER, MD, Professor in the University of Prague. Translated from the Second German Edition by LAWSON TAIT, FRCS, Surgeon to the Birmingham Hospital for Women. 8vo, 12s. 6d.
Page 186 - Dense masses of dark, formless clouds with ragged edges, from which generally continuous rain or snow is falling. Through the breaks in these clouds there is almost always seen a high sheet of cirro-stratus or alto-stratus. If the mass of nimbus is torn up into small patches, or if low fragments of clouds are floating under a great nimbus, they may be called fracto-nimbus (" scud
Page 145 - It will be safe to infer, however, from the above results, that there is no river in the United Kingdom long enough to effect the destruction of sewage by oxidation.
Page 18 - It will be noticed that the number of cures diminishes according to the length of time which has elapsed since the onset of the disease.
Page 89 - All the vast extent of the continents is furrowed upon every side by a network of numerous lines or fine stripes of a more or less pronounced dark color whose aspect is very variable. These traverse the planet for long distances in regular lines, that do not at all resemble the winding courses of our streams.