The American Journal of Science and Arts

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S. Converse, 1860


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Page 137 - States : containing Abridged Descriptions of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida: arranged according to the Natural System by AW Chapman, MD The Ferns by Daniel C.
Page 207 - Reports of the Regents of the University on the State Cabinet of Natural History.) Albany, 1850, 1852.
Page 213 - ... illness might have arisen from some other cause. On the third day of the second week after leaving off the dose I was attacked with faintness, depression of spirits, mental weakness, and a total loss of the little appetite I still had ; sleep also entirely deserted me. On the fourth day I had violent palpitation of the heart, accompanied by profuse perspiration. Inflammation of the lungs followed, and I was laid up for nine weeks, the same as on the first occasion of leaving off the arsenic....
Page 163 - But if one of them was sufficiently powerful to unite successively by its attraction all the others about its centre, the ring of vapours would be changed into one sole spheroidical mass, circulating about the Sun, with a motion of rotation in the same direction with that of revolution.
Page 275 - Geological and Natural History Survey of North Carolina. Part III. Botany; containing a Catalogue of the Plants of the State, with Descriptions and History of the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines; by MA Curtis.
Page 36 - ... part of the contents of the sac, which has evidently formed the pabulum of the young plant. But here we may stop to' ask another question: By what power was the young plant built up of the molecules of starch? The answer would probably be, by the exertion of the vital force: but we have endeavored to show that vitality is a directing principle, and not a mechanical power, the expenditure of which does work. The conclusion to which we would arrive will probably now be anticipated. The portion...
Page 112 - The Manufacture of Photogenic or Hydro-carbon Oils, from Coal and other Bituminous Substances, capable of supplying Burning Fluids. By THOMAS ANTISELL, MD, Professor of Chemistry in the Medical Department of Georgetown College, DC, &c., &c.
Page 212 - ... soon killing the others. The director of these works, the gentleman before alluded to, sent me the following particulars of his own case. (This gentleman's name I suppress, as he writes that he does not wish the only thing known about him in England to be the fact that he is an arsenic eater ; but if any judicial inquiry should arise which might render positive evidence of arsenic eating necessary...
Page 172 - ... that the mean longitude of the first satellite, minus three times that of the second, plus twice that of the third, is always equal to two right angles.
Page 39 - As in the case of the seed of the plant, we presume that the germ of the future animal pre-exists in the egg, and that by subjecting the mass to a degree of temperature sufficient perhaps to give greater mobility to the molecules, a process similar in its general effect to that of the germination of the seed commences.

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