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Page xix - The objects of the 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 13 - I declare that I had no intention to contradict the text of Scripture ; that I believe most firmly all therein related about the creation, both as to order of time and matter of fact ; and I abandon everything in my book respecting the formation of the earth, and, generally, all which may be contrary to the narration of Moses.
Page 20 - Thus, commencing our investigation by a careful survey of any one bone by itself, a person who is sufficiently master of the laws of organic structure, may, as it were, reconstruct the whole animal to which that bone had belonged.
Page 435 - We set the last spring some twenty acres of Indian corn, and sowed some six acres of barley and pease ; and according to the manner of the Indians, we manured our ground with herrings, or rather shads, which we have in great abundance, and take with great ease at our doors.
Page 13 - The first of these obnoxious passages, and the only one relating to geology, was as follows : — ' The waters of the sea have produced the mountains and valleys of the land — the waters of the heavens, reducing all to a level, will at last deliver the whole land over to the sea, and the sea successively prevailing over the land, will leave dry new continents like those which we inhabit.
Page 40 - Tertiary mammals all had very small brains, and in some forms this organ was proportionally less than in certain reptiles. There was a gradual increase in the size of the brain during this period, and...
Page 15 - Jameson, first made the highly important observation "that different formations can be discriminated by the petrifactions they contain." Morever, "that the petrifactions contained in the oldest rocks are very different from' any of the species of the present time ; that the newer the formation, the more do the remains approach in form to the organic beings of the present creation.
Page 3 - The places where they rise were once dry, and there is a limit to their operations : but there is none to time. So of all other rivers ; they spring up, and they perish ; and the sea also continually deserts some lands and invades others. The same tracts, therefore, of the earth are not, some always sea, and others always continents, but everything changes in the course of time.
Page 435 - Squanto stood them in great stead, showing them both ye maner how to set it, and after how to dress & tend it. Also he tould them excepte they gott fish & set with it (in these old grounds) it would come to nothing...
Page 437 - The refuse of the oil factories supplies a material of much value for manures. As a base for nitrogen it enters largely into the composition of most of the manufactured fertilizers. The amount of nitrogen derived from this source in 1875 was estimated to be equivalent to that contained in 60,000,000 pounds of Peruvian guano, the gold value of which would not have been far from 81,920,000.