The Book of Nature: An Elementary Introduction to the Sciences of Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Mineralogy, Geology, Botany, Zoology, and Physiology

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Blanchard and Lea, 1858 - Science - 679 pages
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Page 701 - ONE HUNDRED PERRIN'S FABLES, ACCOMPANIED BY A KEY, Containing the text, a literal and free translation, arranged in such a manner as to point out the difference between the French and English idiom, &c., in 1 vol., 12mo.
Page 429 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known; In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between...
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Page 345 - CHLORITE. This group of minerals, in which is included a number of species, is composed of various combinations and proportions of magnesium, iron, manganese, and aluminum, with hydrogen, silicon, and oxygen. The hardness of the minerals of this group ranges from 2 to 2.7. The members of the chlorite group are characterized by their green color, which is common to silicates containing ferrous iron. In itself, chlorite is generally an alteration product of some other mineral. It occurs in fibers and...

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