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

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James Samuelson, Henry Lawson, William Sweetland Dallas
Robert Hardwicke, 1873
 

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Strana 73 - NICHOLSON. A Manual of Zoology, for the use of Students. With a General Introduction on the Principles of Zoology. By HENRY ALLEYNE NICHOLSON, MD, D.Sc., FLS, FGS, Regius Professor of Natural History in the University of Aberdeen.
Strana 418 - ... radiation from the Moon's surface was shown to take place. " In the earlier experiments no attention had been paid to the correction to be applied for absorption of heat by the Earth's atmosphere ; but, as the apparatus was gradually improved, it became indispensable to determine the amount of this correction before attempting to approach more nearly to the law of variation of the Moon's heat with her phases than had been done in the earlier investigation. " By taking long series of readings...
Strana 66 - I looked at him attentively for half an hour, sketching from time to time on the canvas. I wanted no more ; I put away my canvas and took another sitter. When I wished to resume my first portrait, I...
Strana 78 - There is every reason to consider it established, that an earthquake is simply " the transit of a wave or waves of elastic compression in any direction, from vertically upwards to horizontally in any azimuth, through the crust and surface of the earth, from any centre of impulse or from more than one, and which may be attended with sound and tidal waves, dependent upon the impulse and upon circumstances of position as to sea and land.
Strana 401 - Director-General of the Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland ; and JAMES NICOL, FRSE, FGS, Professor of Natural History in the University of Aberdeen. Constructed by ALEX. KEITH JOHNSTON, FRSE, &c., Geographer to the Queen, Author of the "Physical Atlas,
Strana 76 - The Orbs Around Us; a Series of Familiar Essays on the Moon and Planets, Meteors and Comets, the Sun and Coloured Pairs of Suns. By RA Proctor, BA Second Edition, with Chart and 4 Diagrams. Crown 8vo. 'js. 6d. Other Worlds than Ours; The Plurality of Worlds Studied under the Light of Recent Scientific Researches.
Strana 86 - And afterwards they fell from the sky in such numbers, and so thickly together, that as they descended low in the air, they seemed large and fiery, and the sky and the air seemed to be in flames, and even the earth appeared as if ready to take fire.
Strana 258 - ... if man and the orang are diverging descendants of a creature with certain cerebral characters, then that remote ancestor must also have had the wrist of the chimpanzee, the voice of a long-armed ape, the blade-bone of the gorilla, the chin of the siamang, the skull-dome of an American ape, the ischium of a slender loris, the whiskers and beard of a saki, the liver and stomach of the gibbons...
Strana 244 - This supreme and dominant apparatus is the nervous system. The Ape which has this system — and especially the dominant part of this dominant system, namely, the brain — most in conformity with the same system in man, must surely be held to be the most materially man-like in structure. Now it is not the Chimpanzee, certainly not the Gorilla, nor yet the Gibbons which most resemble man as regards his brain. In this respect the Orang stands highest in rank. In the first place, the height of the...
Strana 420 - Eclipse was a very partial one, only about ^th of the Moon's diameter being in shadow ; but although this circumstance, coupled with the uncertain state of the sky, rendered the observation far less satisfactory than it would otherwise have been, yet it was sufficient to show that the decline of light and heat as the penumbra came over the lunar surface and their increase after the middle of the Eclipse were sensibly proportional.

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