The Intellectual Observer, Volume 1

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Groombridge and Sons, 1862 - Science
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Page 138 - Thro' the shadow of the globe we sweep into the younger day: Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.
Page 1 - God, yet they defer from day to day, from week to week, from month to month, from year to year, the practice of these duties.
Page 408 - Athelstan the number of moneyers allowed to this mint was increased to seven, namely, four for the King, two for the archbishop, and one for the abbot (of St. Augustine's) ; and, judging from our coins, this number seems to have been maintained into the reign of William I.
Page 108 - TIRED Nature's sweet restorer, balmy Sleep ! He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where Fortune smiles ; the wretched he forsakes ; Swift on his downy pinion flies from woe, And lights on lids unsullied with a tear.
Page 18 - From the immense differences between the increase of elastic force in gases under high and low pressures, by similar increments of temperature, there can be no doubt that the denser the vapour, or the more difficult of condensation the gas, the greater will be its power under changes of temperature as a mechanical agent: thus carbonic acid will be much more powerful than muriatic acid. In the...
Page 495 - This book should be return the Library on or before the las stamped below. A fine of five cents a day is in by retaining it beyond the sp time.
Page 96 - Spirillum is a decomposed muscle or other tissue, although I believe such will turn out to be the fact ; but this much I will vouch for, and will call on Professor Agassiz to witness, that what would be declared, by competent authority, to be a living being, and accounted a certain species of Vibrio, is nothing but absolutely dead muscle.
Page 330 - The positive change in passing from the recent to the ancient animal world is greater, but still singularly small. No fossil animal is so distinct from those now living as to require to be arranged even in a separate class from those which contain existing forms. It is only when we come to the orders, which may be roughly estimated at about...
Page 145 - ... in order to determine their distance, he obtained unquestionable evidence of the mutual relation of some of these pairs. His son, and other observers, followed in the same track, and at length W.
Page 5 - From sheet gutta-percha a flat hoop is formed, eight or ten inches in diameter by three inches in depth, and one side is covered by a disc of parchment-paper, so as to form a vessel like a sieve. A mixed solution, which may be supposed to contain sugar and gum, is placed upon the septum to a depth of half an inch, and the instrument then floated upon a considerable volume of water contained in a basin.

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