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Página 270 - Director of the Geological Survey of Ireland, and Professor of Geology in the Royal College of Science, Dublin.
Página 411 - ... back. On the other hand, if a thick darkness enshrouds all beyond, we have no right to assume it to be impossible that we should have reached even the last link of the chain — a stage where...
Página 411 - ... Admitting to the full as highly probable, though not completely demonstrated, the applicability to living beings of the laws which have been ascertained with reference to dead matter, I feel constrained, at the same time, to admit the existence of a mysterious something lying beyond — a something...
Página 72 - For these reasons, we have no hesitation in adopting as our fundamental maxim, the " law of priority," viz. § 1. The name originally given by the founder of a group or the describer of a species should be permanently retained, to the exclusion of all subsequent synonyms (with the exceptions about to be noticed) . Having laid down this principle, we must next inquire into the limitations which are found necessary in carrying it into practice.
Página 268 - Cunninghami to gain a height of 200 feet, and a circumference of 23 feet. " It is not at all likely that, in these isolated inquiries, chance has led to the really highest trees, which the most secluded and the least accessible spots may still conceal. It seems, however, almost beyond dispute, that the trees of Australia rival in length, though evidently not in thickness, even the renowned forestgiants of California...
Página 79 - In Latinizing modern words the rules of classic usage do not apply, and all that we can do is to give to such terms as classical an appearance as we can, consistently with the preservation of their etymology. In the case of European words whose orthography is fixed, it is best to retain the original form, even though it may include letters and combinations unknown in Latin. Such words, for instance, as Woodwardi, Knighti, Bullocki, Eschscholtzi, would be quite unintelligible if they were Latinized...
Página 286 - Moors, divided our globe into two parts, by a line of demarcation passing from pole to pole, one hundred leagues west of the Azores and Cape Verde islands...
Página 411 - But do the laws of chemical affinity," says he, "to which, as I have endeavoured to infer, living beings, whether vegetable or animal, are in absolute subjection, together with those of capillary attraction, of diffusion, and so forth, account for the formation of an organic structure, as distinguished from the elaboration of the chemical substances of which it is composed ? No more, it seems to me, than the laws of motion account for the union of oxygen and hydrogen to form water, though the ponderable...
Página 84 - B. It is recommended that the assemblages of genera, termed families, should be uniformly named by adding the termination, idee, to the name of the earliest known, or most typically characterized genus in them ; and that their subdivisions, termed subfamilies, should be similarly constructed with the termination, ince.