The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the Progressive Discoveries and Improvements in the Sciences and the Arts, Volumen14

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A. and C. Black, 1861
 

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Página 132 - To my mind it accords better with what we know of the laws impressed on matter by the Creator, that the production and extinction of the past and present inhabitants of the world should have been due to secondary causes, like those determining the birth and death of the individual.
Página 121 - The Mathematical Works of Isaac Barrow, DD, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge. Edited for Trinity College by W. Whewell, DD, Master of the College.
Página 169 - Wrangler) in 1818, and in the same year he was elected a Fellow of the Linnean Society.
Página 137 - The chief point in this application of histology to pathology is to obtain a recognition of the fact, that the cell is really the ultimate morphological element in which there is any manifestation of life, and that we must not transfer the seat of real action to any point beyond the cell.
Página 114 - as many as two hundred of these concretions, varying in size from that of a small pea to that of a hazel-nut, to be passed after the administration of a single dose of Podophyllin and the Oil.
Página 137 - Harvey, viz., omne animal ex ovo, it has been attempted to formularise the law of development by the expression omnis cellula e cellula, and to maintain " that we must not transfer the seat of real action to any point beyond the cell."* In the attempts which have been made to support this exclusive doctrine, and to give all the tissues and all vital properties a cell origin, the great importance of the molecular element, it seemed to the author, had been strangely overlooked. It becomes important,...
Página 115 - In spite of your odd formula, the mineral just as I got it, untouched and unwashed, is perfectly crystalline in every particle. A good power is required ; but with a magnifying power of about 350 diameters there is no difficulty, the form comes out as sharp as possible. The crystals are excessively thin translucent tables or plates. They have a rhombic outline, and the angles probably - 80° or...
Página 167 - Now come to the other, or south-eastern, side of the crack, and the fissure, which from the upper bed looks like the letter L, is prolonged in a most remarkable zigzag manner. The water, after leaping sheer down 310 feet, is collected from both ends to the upright part of the letter as the escape, and then flows away on the zigzag part. The promontories formed thereby are flat at the top, and of the same level as the bed of the river above the Falls. The base of the first on the right is only 400...
Página 144 - Carboniferous trap-rocks, tending to make the series more complete, and to show how with volcanic movements there were associated certain risings and sinkings of the land, whereby the fauna and flora of the Carboniferous period were locally modified. Reference was also made to the remarkable series of greenstone and basalt dykes which traverse Scotland from NW to SE, and enter the northern English counties. From observations made at either end of the series, the author deduced the inference that...
Página 139 - Bishop's palace — tantas vulgariter dictas lathis bonas et sujficientes de quercu. Two centuries later (1606), Alexander Davidson, styled tymberman in St Andrews, agrees with " the honest man that has bocht the wod of Drum, for als mekill tymber as will big ane bark." The timber was to be floated down the Dee,

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