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Seite ii - On the Vegetation of the Carboniferous Period as compared with that of the present day," published in 1848, was an important contribution to the science.
Seite 195 - a heterogeneous or special structure can only arise out of one more homogeneous or general, and this by a gradual change ;' and applies this to the different directions of development, which present themselves in the primary subdivisions of the animal kingdom at a very early period of the history of the embryo, pointing out at the same time (as M.
Seite 199 - ... upon in the treatment of disease. The salts of quinine, morphine, and all the more costly chemicals, are greatly adulterated. We are informed by the agent of an English manufacturer of chemicals, extracts, and many other preparations used in medicine, that it is a regular and systematic business, carried on by his principal and others in his line, to make articles for the American market of different qualities, one for the Atlantic cities, and another, very much inferior, " for the West," meaning...
Seite 191 - In 1 Vol., price 5s. THE SPORTING WORLD, BY HARRY HIEOVER. " Reading Harry Hieover's book is like listening lazily and luxuriously after dinner to a quiet, gentlemanlike, clever talker.
Seite 394 - Khan. Part of the force was at that moment in hot pursuit, or the ruin would have been wider. The rest ran, some to large trees which were all soon uprooted and borne away, others to rocks which were speedily buried beneath the waters. Only they escaped who took at .once to the mountain side. About five hundred of these troops were at once swept to destruction.
Seite 182 - Mr. Teschemacher has continued his investigations, and has communicated in a letter to one of the editors the following results. 1st. What I considered as vessels were said to be mere marks of sliding of the coal. Prof. Bailey prepared a specimen of this, by his method, and told me that if I found vessels there, my proposition was correct. Examined by Agassiz and myself, with his large Oberhauser, it turns out to be nothing but a mass of perforated vessels, as clear and distinct as if they...
Seite 236 - I contend that my hypothesis with respect to the position of the Sources of the Nile in the Mountains of the moon ought securely to be styled a „speculation".
Seite 119 - Clermont,) could hardly have failed to notice them. Had there been even any record of their existence in the time of Pliny or Sidonius Apollinaris, the one would scarcely have omitted to make mention of it in his Natural History, nor the other to introduce some allusion to it among his descriptions of this his native province.
Seite 394 - Hundreds of acres of arable land were licked up and carried away by the waters. The whole of the Seesoo trees which adorned the river's banks ; the famous Burgutt tree of many stems — time out of mind the chosen bivouac of travellers — were all lost in an instant. The men in the trees, the horses and 'mules tethered to the stems, all sunk alike into the gulf, and disappeared for ever. As a woman with a wet towel sweeps away a legion of ants, so the river blotted out the army of the Raja.
Seite 395 - ... the men taking a walk up the river, reported on their return, that the flood poured in upon them when in the river bed, so suddenly, that they narrowly escaped it. Still the bed of the Macquarie before our camp continued so dry and silent, that I could scarcely believe the flood coming to be real, and so near to us, who had been put to so many shifts for want of water. Towards evening, I stationed a man with a gun a little way up the river, with orders to fire on the flood's appearance, that...