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Page 461 - Low.— Elements of Practical Agriculture ; comprehending the Cultivation of Plants, the Husbandry of the Domestic Animals, and the Economy of the Farm. By D . Low, Esq.
Page 466 - London, merchant, in consequence of a communication made to him by a certain foreigner residing abroad...
Page 434 - American tribes, and adduced in confirmation of this view the opinion of Cuvier, of Gall, and of many other celebrated naturalists and anatomists. The remains of this race are found in ancient tombs among the mountains of Peru and Bolivia, and principally in the great inter-alpine valley of Titicaca, and on the borders of the lake of the same name. These tombs present very remarkable architectural beauty, and appear not to date beyond seven or eight centuries before the present period. The race of...
Page 68 - I laid them all out upon the snow in a bright sunshiny morning. In a few hours (I cannot now be exact as to the time), the black, being warmed...
Page 79 - What signifies philosophy that does not apply to some use ? May we not learn from hence that black clothes are not so fit to wear in a hot, sunny climate or season as white ones...
Page 98 - the most pernicious infection next the plague, is the smell of a jail; when the prisoners have been long and close and nastily kept: whereof we have had, in our time, experience twice or thrice; when both the judges that sat upon the jail, and numbers of those who attended the business, or were present, sickened and died.
Page 395 - These occur at various elevations, from one to one hundred feet, and sometimes reach fifty miles inland. The shells are partly marine and partly fluviatile ; the marine species are identical with those now living in the ocean, but are dwarfish in size, and never attain the average dimensions of those which live in waters sufficiently salt to enable...
Page 389 - The Statistical Society will consider it to be the first and most essential rule of its conduct to exclude carefully all opinions from its transactions and publications, — to confine its attention rigorously to facts, — and, as far as it may be found possible, to facts which can be stated numerically and arranged in tables.
Page 257 - ... individuals. Among the most important of these is the collection of the Numerical Constants of Nature and Art, which are of perpetual recurrence in physical inquiries, and which has been confided to the superintendence of Mr Babbage. When objects of still more peculiar national importance presented themselves, the Association has fulfilled its pledge, of stimulating Government to the aid of science. Five hundred pounds have been advanced by the Lords of the Treasury towards the reduction of the...