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Page xxv - In 1 855 he was nominated one of the eight Foreign Associates of the French Academy of Sciences, and was a member of almost every Philosophical or Literary Society of Europe.
Page 293 - Transactions of the North of England Institute of Mining Engineers, and accompany a short paper by Mr.
Page 590 - ... the quantity of heat discharged over the Atlantic from the waters of the Gulf Stream in a winter's day, would be sufficient to raise the whole column of atmosphere that rests upon France and the British Islands, from the freezing point to summer heat.
Page 277 - I have had the honour to lay before The Queen the loyal and dutiful Address of the President...
Page 277 - I have to inform you that Her Majesty was pleased to receive the Address very graciously. I am, Sir, your obedient Servant, (Signed) HA BRUCE.
Page 274 - The amount of alcohol eliminated per day does not increase with the continuance of the alcohol diet ; therefore all the alcohol consumed daily must, of necessity, be disposed of daily ; and as it certainly is not eliminated within that time, it must be destroyed in the system.
Page 387 - ... of the earth's annual motion in its orbit. It will be observed that, speaking generally, the stars which the spectroscope shows to be moving from the earth (Sirius, Betelgeux, Rigel, Procyon) are situated in a part of the heavens opposite to Hercules, towards which the sun is advancing, while the stars in the neighbourhood of this region, as Arcturus, Vega, a Cygni, show a motion of approach. There are in the stars already observed exceptions to this general statement ; and there are some other...
Page 596 - Equatorial regions," he says, " that the earth loses as well as gains the greater part of its heat ; so " that, of all places, here ought to be placed the substance best adapted " for preventing the dissipation of the earth's heat into space, in order " to raise the general temperature of the earth. Water, of all substances " in nature, seems to possess this quality to the greatest extent; and, besides, " it is a fluid, and therefore adapted by means of currents to carry the heat " which it receives...
Page 7 - Faraday, but to show that the particles of a substance, when existing all in one state only, and in continuous contact with one another, or in contact only under special circumstances with other substances, experience a difficulty of making a beginning of their change of state, whether from liquid to solid, or from liquid to gaseous, or probably also from solid to liquid.