Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Page 491 - To him that hath, shall be given, and he shall have more abundantly ; from him that hath not, shall be taken, even that which he hath.
Page 298 - Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. DURING a recent trip to California I had an opportunity of observing some injurious fungi which attack the native plants and, as they may hereafter be the cause of disease in cultivated plants, it may be well to call the attention of the members of this society to a few facts with regard to them. In travelling in Mexico, the attention of the botanist is attracted by the pleasing foliage and graceful habit of Nicotiana glauca Grah.
Page 512 - My illustrious Friend, and Joy of my Liver ! " The thing you ask of me is both difficult and useless. Although I have passed all my days in this place, I have neither counted the houses nor have I inquired into the number of the inhabitants ; and as to what one person loads on his mules and the other stows away in the bottom of his ship, that is no business of mine.
Page 392 - Win a" ; but the Dakotas do not call the first son Cha-ske ("first child, if a boy") if there have been daughters born before him ; nor do they address the first daughter as Wi-no'-na (see Wina" above) unless she is the firstborn child. II. Nikie1 names. These refer to a mythical ancestor, to some part of his body, to some of his acts, or to some ancient rite which he may have established. These nikie names are of several kinds. (A) Seven Ordinal birth-names for each sex. In the Elk gens of the Omahas,...
Page 512 - ... inhabitants; and as to what one person loads on his mules and the other stows away in the bottom of his ship, that is no business of mine. But, above all, as to the previous history of this city, God only knows the amount of dirt and confusion that the infidels may have eaten before the coming of the sword of Islam. It were unprofitable for us to inquire into it.
Page 144 - ... that such a vessel is divided into two portions, A and B, by a division in which there is a small hole, and that a being, who can see the individual molecules, opens and closes this hole, so as to allow only the swifter molecules to pass from A to B, and only the slower ones to pass from B to A. He will thus, without expenditure of work, raise the temperature of B and lower that of A, in contradiction to the second law of thermodynamics.
Page xxiii - Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science in different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impulse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Page 510 - Commerce of the World and the Share of the United States Therein...
Page 148 - The demonstration of this theorem is an example of a special application of the following GENERAL LAW OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF ENERGY. The effect of the presence in a substance, of a quantity of actual energy, in causing transformation of energy, is the sum of the effects of all its parts...
Page 400 - Hath my master sent me to thy master and to thee to speak these words ? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you ?" Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, " Hear ye the words of the great king, the king of Assyria.

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