Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, Volume 34

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J. Hughes, Printer, 1902 - Science
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The proceedings or notices of the member institutes of the society form part of the section "Proceedings" in each volume; lists of members are included in v. 1-41, 43-60, 64-

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Page 31 - Moreover, looking at the question from the other side, we find in animals complex organs of sense, richly supplied with nerves, but the function of which we are as yet powerless to explain. There may be fifty other senses as different from ours as sound is from sight ; and even within the boundaries of our own senses there may be endless sounds which we cannot hear, and colors, as different as red from green, of which we have no conception.
Page 30 - At any rate, as few of the colours in nature are pure colours, but almost all arise from the combination of rays of different wave-lengths, and as in such cases the visible resultant would be composed not only of the rays which we see, but of these and the ultraviolet, 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 31 - ... conceive. To place stuffed birds and beasts in glass cases, to arrange insects in cabinets, and dried plants in drawers, is merely the drudgery and preliminary of study ; to watch their habits, to understand their relations to one another, to study their instincts and intelligence, to ascertain their adaptations and their relations to the forces of Nature, to realize what the world appears to them ; these constitute, as it seems to me at least, the true interest of natural history, and may even...
Page 121 - For the cancerous affections of males are in a much larger proportion internal or inaccessible than are those of females, and consequently are more difficult of recognition, so that any improvement in medical diagnosis would add more to the male than to the female figures.
Page 404 - The prothallia are moncecious, and the archegonial necks are a conspicuous feature on the crown. On a young prothallium I have found two or three only, but on plants bearing an embryo there may be from ten to twenty. They appear to be formed in basipetal succession. In a young prothallium they may be found on the summit of the crown, but in older ones they seem to occupy a lateral position around about half the circumference. The neck of the archegonium projects from the surface of the crown as a...
Page 21 - I tried her with the tuning-forks ; but they did not disturb her in the least. I then approached the feather of a pen very quietly, so as almost to touch first one and then the other of the antennae, which, however, did not move. I then dipped the pen in essence of musk and did the same ; the antenna was slowly retracted and drawn quite back. I then, repeated the same with the other antenna.
Page 24 - I made a quiet, not loud, but distinct noise ; the nearest antennae immediately moved towards me ; I repeated the noise at least a dozen times, and it was followed every time by the same motion of that organ, till at length the insect being alarmed, became agitated and violent in its motions.
Page 27 - ... kilometres. Here he again whirled them round, and then let them go one by one. They made one or two turns round him and then flew off in the direction of home. In the meanwhile his daughter Antonia was on the watch. The first bee did the mile and threequarters in a quarter of an hour. Some hours after two more returned, the other seven did not reappear. The next day he repeated this experiment — of course with different bees. The first returned in five minutes, and two more in about an hour....
Page 27 - He took 10 bees (Chalicodoma), marked them in the usual manner with a spot of white, and put them in a bag. He then carried them half a kilometre in one direction, stopping at a point where a cross stands by the wayside, and whirled the bag rapidly round his head. While he was doing so a good woman came by, who was not a little surprised to find the aged professor standing in front of the cross solemnly whirling a bag round his head, and, M. Fabre fears, strongly suspected him of some satanic practice....
Page 30 - ... the rest as red is from yellow, or green from violet. The question also arises whether white light to these insects would differ from our white light in containing this additional colour. At any rate, as few of the colours...

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