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Page xvii - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 386 - Shortly after I laid my arm upon the table, possessed of its full vigour, but on being desirous of using it I found it powerless — it must have lost its power momentarily ; trying to move the other arm, I found it powerless also.
Page 386 - I should experience no more, as death would come, unless we speedily descended: other thoughts were actively entering my mind, when I suddenly became unconscious as on going to sleep. I cannot tell anything of the sense of hearing ; the perfect stillness and silence of the regions 6 miles from the earth (and at this time we were between 6 and 7 miles high) is such that no sound reaches the ear.
Page 387 - I then drew up my legs, which had been extended, and took a pencil in my hand to begin observations. Mr. Coxwell told me that he had lost the use of his hands, which were black, and I poured brandy over them. " I resumed my observations at 2h.
Page 386 - I was still conscious, with as active a brain as at the present moment whilst writing this. I thought I had been seized with asphyxia, and...
Page 254 - If we reflect on the state of the subject as Fresnel found it, and as he left it, the wonder is, not that he failed to give a rigorous dynamical theory, but that a single mind was capable of effecting so much.
Page xvii - Transactions, in the British Empire, shall be entitled, in like manner, to become Members of the Association. The...
Page 448 - ... highest point reached. On descending, the same current was again met with between 22,000 and 23,000 feet. A similar interruption, but to a greater amount, was experienced till the balloon had descended to about the same height...

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