Proceedings, Volume 33

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Page 643 - Whereas it is necessary for the support of government, for the discharge of the debts of the United States, and the encouragement and protection of manufactures, that duties be laid on goods, wares, and merchandises imported: Be it enacted, etc.
Page 455 - It will be found excellent practice in the mental operations required by this doctrine to imagine a train, the fore part of which is an engine and three carriages linked with iron couplings, and the hind part three other carriages linked with iron couplings ; the bond between the two parts being made up out of the sentiments of amity subsisting between the stoker and the guard.
Page 654 - The pecuniary cost of the nutrients are, however, more nearly capable of approximation. From extended comparisons of the composition and market prices of the more important animal and vegetable food-materials, such as meats, fish, flour, etc., those which serve for nourishment and not as luxuries and which form the bulk of the food of the people, it has been estimated that a pound of protein costs, on the average, five times as much, and a pound of fats, three times as much, as a pound of carbohydrates...
Page 146 - ... and that the same property, under different modifications, was the cause of all the phenomena exhibited by different voltaic combinations.
Page 705 - The undersigned respectfully request the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science...
Page 368 - Potsdam from the crystalline rocks known as "primary," in an orderly chronological scheme. In his report on the agriculture of New York, issued four years after that on the geology of the second district, he makes more definite and convincing statements, going over the whole subject de novo. He gives diagrams showing the Taconic slates lying below the Calciferous sandrock...
Page 13 - Its satellite system deserves careful observation, especially in respect to the eclipses, since we find in them a measure of the time required for light to cross the orbit of the earth, and so of the solar parallax ; and also because, as has been already mentioned, they furnish a test of the constancy of the earth's rotation. The photometric method of observing these eclipses, first instituted by Professor Pickering at Cambridge in 1878, and since re-invented by Cornn in Paris, has already much increased...
Page 469 - Clepsydrops natalis, where it is preserved in position, shows that this horizontal ramus of the quadrate is nothing more than the zygomatic process of the squamosal bone of the Mammalia, forming with the malar bone the zygomatic arch.
Page 374 - Huronian, however, in its original and typical description, can be parallelized with only the very lowest of the strata that were included in the typical and original Taconic ; while the Taconic stretches upward at least as far as to include the fourth and third grand groups made out in the Northwest, that is to say, the hydro-mica and mognesian schists, and the carbonaceous and arenaceous black slates.
Page xxiii - Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science in different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impulse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men increased facilities and a wider usefulness.

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