The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and Instructive Articles on Scientific Subjects

James Samuelson, Henry Lawson, William Sweetland Dallas
Robert Hardwicke, 1874

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Página 214 - As who should say, I am Sir Oracle, And when I ope my mouth let no dog bark.
Página 17 - The world abounds with contrivances ; and all the contrivances which we are acquainted with, are directed to beneficial purposes. Evil, no doubt, exists ; but is never, that we can perceive, the object of contrivance. Teeth are contrived to eat, not to ache ; their aching now and then is incidental to the contrivance, perhaps inseparable from it : or even, if you will, let it be called a defect in the contrivance ; but it is not the object of it.
Página 17 - No anatomist ever discovered a system of organization calculated to produce pain and disease ; or, in explaining the parts of the human body, ever said, this is to irritate; this to inflame...
Página 7 - Astronomy and General Physics, considered with reference to Natural Theology. By the Rev. WILLIAM WHEWELL, MA, FRS, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. IV. The Hand ; its Mechanism and vital Endowments as evincing • design.
Página 63 - Physics and Politics ; or, Thoughts on the Application of the Principles of "Natural Selection " and " Inheritance
Página 257 - Ascomycetes, a parasite which is accustomed to live upon, others' work ; its slaves are green algae, which it has sought out, or indeed caught hold of, and compelled into its service. It surrounds them, as a spider its prey, with a fibrous net of narrow meshes, which is gradually converted into an impenetrable covering ; but...
Página 166 - No connection can be traced between the numbers of bacteria, spores &c , present in the air, and the occurrence of diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, ague, or dengue ; nor between the presence or abundance of any special form or forms of cells, and the prevalence of any of these diseases.
Página 334 - They came up from the water like the gentle thrills of a musical chord, or the faint vibrations of a wine-glass when its rim is rubbed by a wet finger. It was not one sustained note, but a multitude of tiny sounds, each clear and distinct in itself ; the sweetest treble mingling with the lowest bass.
Página 68 - Our Place among Infinities: A Series of Essays contrasting our Little Abode in Space and Time with the Infinities Around us. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 6s. The Expanse of Heaven : A Series of Essays on the Wonders of the Firmament.
Página 171 - ... of the distance. At 2 PM neither guns nor trumpets were able to pierce the transparent air to a depth of 3, hardly to a depth of 2 miles. This extraordinary opacity was proved conclusively to arise from the irregular admixture with the air of the aqueous vapour raised by a powerful sun.

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