Memoirs of the Wernerian Natural History Society, Band 1

Wernerian Natural History Society, Edinburgh, 1839
List of members in v. 1, with continuations in v. 2-7. "History of the society" in v. 2-7.

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Seite 400 - Eigg, but on that of Coll. Rowing along that coast, I observed, at about the distance of half a mile, an object to windward, which gradually excited astonishment. At first view, it appeared like a small rock. Knowing there was no rock in that situation, I fixed my eyes on it close.
Seite 592 - Age*, from the earliest Times to the Union of the Two Crowns ; accompanied with Descriptive Sketches, Biographical Remarks, and a Brief History of the Principal Events that have occurred in this interesting part of Great Britain ; together with Illustrations of Remarkable Incidents in Border History and Tradition, and Original Poetry.
Seite 530 - The fins are from 4 to 5 feet broad, and 8 or 10 feet long, and seem only to be used in bearing off their young, in turning, and giving a direction to the velocity produced by the tail. The tail is horizontal ; from 20 to 30 feet in breadth, indented in the middle,' and the two lobes pointed and turned outwards.
Seite 223 - ... are never taken under cover in the winter time ; nor in case of snow, is there any food provided for them. On this latter account, they suffer greatly, having little else to feed upon, for weeks in succession, but the sea-weed growing on the shores, or what has been drifted on the beach by the surf. It is curious to observe -with what precision they leave the hills, and betake themselves to the sea-side, at the moment the tide of ebb commences. This I can state to be an absolute fact, although...
Seite 143 - Gannet can readily disgorge tho contents of its stomach (for it hasno craw), to satisfy its young. By comparative anatomy, it has been clearly demonstrated, that birds in general are provided with air-vessels in different parts of the body, and that many of their bones are not destitute of this contrivance, admirably fitted for increasing their levity, and consequent buoyancy, as well as progressive motion through that element in which they...
Seite 590 - Elements of agricultural chemistry, in a course of lectures for the Board of agriculture.
Seite 401 - Its head was somewhat broad, and of form somewhat oval ; its neck somewhat smaller ; its shoulders, if I can so term them, considerably broader, and thence it tapered towards the tail, which last it kept pretty low in the water, so that a view of it could not be taken so distinctly as I wished. It had no fins that I could perceive, and seemed to me to move progressively by undulation up and down.
Seite 401 - When within a few yards of it, finding the water shallow, it raised its monstrous head above water, and, by a winding course, got, with apparent difficulty, clear of the creek where our boat lay, and where the monster seemed in danger of being embayed. It continued to move off with its head above water, and with the wind for about half a mile, before we lost sight of it. Its head was...
Seite 401 - Then I saw it elevated considerably above the level of the sea, and, after a slow movement, distinctly perceived one of its eyes. Alarmed at the unusual appearance and magnitude of the animal, I steered so as to be at no great distance from the shore.

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