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Side 247 - Thou hast the starry gems, the burning gold, Won from ten thousand royal Argosies. Sweep o'er thy spoils, thou wild and wrathful Main ! Earth claims not these again!
Side 237 - ... and whoever dwells upon this subject must be convinced, that the present order of things, and the comparatively recent existence of man as the master of the globe, is as certain as the destruction of a former and a different order, and the extinction of a number of living forms which have no types in being.
Side 186 - Introduction to Conchology ; or Elements of the Natural History of Molluscous Animals. By GEORGE JOHNSTON, MD, LL.D., Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, author of ' A History of the British Zoophytes.
Side 17 - European forest-trees die out, he would reply that such alterations in the inanimate world might be multiplied indefinitely before he should have reason to anticipate, by reference to any known data, that the existing species of trees in our forests would disappear and give place to others. In a word, the movement of the inorganic world is obvious and palpable, and might be likened to the minute-hand of a clock, the progress of which can be seen and heard, whereas the fluctuations of the living creation...
Side i - Address delivered at the Anniversary Meeting of the Geological Society of London, on the 15th of February, 1856, by John William Hamilton, Esq., President of the Society.
Side 164 - Calcutta is about fifteen feet annually, that between the Cape of Good Hope and Calcutta averages in October and November nearly, three quarters of an inch daily ; betwixt 10° and 20° in the Bay of Bengal it was found to exceed an inch daily. Supposing this to be double the average throughout the year, we shall, instead of three, have eighteen feet of evaporation annually...
Side 266 - Medusabud falls off before its full development, while this is not so with plants. But it is obvious that this is unimportant in its bearing on this subject. It is a consequence of the grand difference in the mode of nutrition in the two kingdoms of nature ; for the plant-bud on separation loses its...
Side 162 - By felling the trees that cover the tops and the sides of mountains, men in every climate prepare at once two calamities for future generations, the want of fuel and scarcity of water.