Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

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Seite 395 - Recorder. THE OLD RED SANDSTONE; or, New Walks in an Old Field. By HUGH MILLER. Illustrated with Plates and Geological Sections.
Seite 395 - Book of Facts in Science and Art, exhibiting the most important Discoveries and Improvements in Mechanics, Useful Arts, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Meteorology-, Zob'logy, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography, Antiquities, etc.; together with a list of recent Scientific Publications, a classified list of Patents, Obituaries of eminent Scientific Men, an Index of important Papers in Scientific Journals, Reports, &.c. Edited by DAVID A WELLS, AM...
Seite 395 - Treatise," which had cost him hours and days of labor. He would give his left hand to possess such powers of description as this man...
Seite 402 - CYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. A Selection of the choicest productions of English Authors, from the earliest to the present time. Connected by a Critical and Biographical History.
Seite 274 - ... consumed by a given weight of animal, within a given time, and the amount of increase obtained from a given weight of food. The results, which formed the subject of the present communication, afforded further illustration of some of the points brought forward in the former one ; but...
Seite 377 - These astronomers are of opinion that this fluid ring is not of very recent formation, and that it is not subject to rapid change , and they have come to the extraordinary conclusion that the inner border of the ring has, since the time of Huygens, been gradually approaching the body of Saturn, and that we may expect, sooner or later, perhaps in some dozen of years, to see the rings united with the body of the planet.
Seite 162 - A wire laid across from cither of the above-named places on this side will pass to the north of the Grand Banks, and rest on that beautiful plateau to which I have alluded, and where the waters of the sea appear to be as quiet and as completely at rest as it is at the bottom of a mill-pond.
Seite 400 - The idea being given, to find the word, or words, by which that idea may be most fitly and aptly expressed. For this purpose, the words and phrases of the language are here classed, not according to their sound or their orthography, but strictly according to their signification.
Seite 403 - ... price. We speak a good word for the literary excellence of the stories in this work ; we hope our people will introduce it into all their families, in order to drive away the miserable flashy-trashy stuff so often found in the hands of our young people of both sexes.
Seite 269 - It fully equalled the expectations of all ; so that solidified milk will hereafter rank among the necessary appendages to the sick room. In fine, this article makes paps, custards, puddings, and cakes, equal to the best milk ; and one may be sure it is an unadulterated article, obtained from well-pastured cattle, and not the produce of distillery slops ; neither can it be watered. For our steamships, our packets, for those travelling by land or by sea, for hotel purposes, or use in private families,...

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