The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the Progressive Discoveries and Improvements in the Sciences and the Arts, Volume 42

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A. and C. Black, 1847
 

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Página 211 - Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills...
Página 45 - The reason of the difference between the solar and sidereal day is, that as the earth advances almost a degree eastward in its orbit, in the same time that it turns eastward round its axis, it must make more than a complete rotation before it can come into the same position with the sun that it had the day before...
Página 383 - I obtained a great many specimens, and found them to vary from 1 to 2J inches across. The whole plant gives out at night a bright phosphorescent light, of a pale greenish hue, similar to that emitted by the larger fire-flies, or by those curious soft-bodied marine animals, the Pyrosoma. From this circumstance, and from growing on a palm, it is called by the inhabitants
Página 378 - The general aspect of the southern circumpolar region, including in that expression 60° or 70° of SPD, is in a high degree rich and magnificent, owing to the superior brilliancy and larger development of the Milky Way : which, from the constellation of Orion to that of Antinous, is...
Página 209 - The entire destruction of the •wood that formerly covered the mountains, and the utter neglect of the terraces which supported the soil upon steep declivities, have given full scope to the rains, which have left many tracts of bare rock where formerly were vineyards and cornfields.
Página 115 - ... angles and they had a slight degree of curvature corresponding with that of the circle from which they were cut. They were piled upon each other exactly like courses of hewn stone...
Página 307 - Pasco throw masticated coca on hard veins of metal, in the belief that it softens the ore, and renders it more easy to work. The origin of this custom is easily explained, when it is recollected that, in the time of the Incas, it was believed that the...
Página 113 - The outside, covered with earth, had nearly a hemispherical form, and round its base there were ranged the skulls of twenty-one whales. There was a square hole in the roof, and the central log of the floor had a basin-shaped cavity, one foot in diameter, which was, perhaps, intended for a lamp. The general attention to comfort in the construction of the village, and the erection of a building of such magnitude, requiring an union of purpose in a considerable number of people, are evidences of no...
Página 226 - ... head falls prone to the bottom ; if the right pectoral fin only be cut off, the fish leans to that side ; if the ventral fin on...
Página 382 - One dark night, about the beginning of December, while passing along the streets of the Villa de Natividade, I observed some boys amusing themselves with some luminous object, which I at first supposed to be a kind of large fire-fly ; but on making inquiry, I found it to be a beautiful phosphorescent fungus, and was told that it grew abundantly in the neighbourhood on the decaying leaves of a dwarf palm.

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