The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and Instructive Articles on Scientific Subjects, Volume 11

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James Samuelson, Henry Lawson, William Sweetland Dallas
Robert Hardwicke, 1872
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Page 268 - Royal was established in 1765, the duty of the incumbent was declared to be " to apply himself with the most exact care and diligence to the rectifying the Tables of the Motions of the Heavens, and the places of the Fixed Stars in order to find out the so much desired Longitude at Sea for the perfecting -the Art of Navigation.
Page 158 - The period of rest for the heart was shortened, though perhaps not to such an extent as would be inferred from the number of beats; for each contraction was sooner over. " The heart, on the fifth and sixth days after alcohol was left off, and apparently at the time when the last traces of alcohol were eliminated, showed in the sphygmographic tracings signs of unusual feebleness; and perhaps in consequence of this, when the brandy quickened the heart again, the tracings showed a more rapid contraction...
Page 375 - It has often been vaguely asserted that plants are distinguished from animals by not having the power of movement. It should rather be said that plants acquire and display this power only when it is of some advantage to them...
Page 158 - By common observation the flush seen on the cheek during the first stage of alcoholic excitation is presumed to extend merely to the parts actually exposed to view. It cannot, however, be too forcibly impressed that the condition is universal in the body. If the lungs could be seen, they too would be found with their vessels injected ; if the brain and spinal cord could be laid open to view, they would be discovered in the same condition ; if the stomach, the liver, the spleen, the kidneys, or any...
Page 50 - ... the whole thing had been literally blown to shreds by some inconceivable uprush from beneath. In place of the quiet cloud I had left, the air, if I may use the expression, was filled with flying debris — a mass of detached vertical fusiform filaments, each from 10" to 30" long by 2" or 3" wide, brighter and closer together where the pillars had formerly stood, and rapidly ascending.
Page 51 - But in the meanwhile the little " thunder-head " before alluded to had grown and developed wonderfully into a mass of rolling and ever-changing flame, to speak according to appearances. First it was crowded down, as it were, along the solar surface ; later it...
Page 375 - The tendril strikes some object, and quickly curls round and firmly grasps it. In the course of some hours it contracts into a spire, dragging up the stem, and forming an excellent spring. All movements now cease. By growth the tissues soon become wonderfully strong and durable. The tendril has done its work, and has done it in an admirable manner.
Page 297 - Contributions to Molecular Physics in the domain of Radiant Heat. By John Tyndall, FRS With 2 Plates and 31 Woodcuts.
Page 157 - ... days, or 18,432. Adopting this, the mean daily excess of beats during the alcoholic days was 14,492, or an increase of rather more than 1 3 per cent.
Page 209 - The conclusion at which we have been able first to arrive on this point is, that the maximum quantity of the hydrate that can be borne, at one dose, bears some proportion to the weight of the animal subjected to its influence. The rule, however, does not extend equally to animals of any and every class. The proportion is practically the same in the same classes, but there is no actual universality of rule. A mouse weighing from...

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