A Short History of Natural Science and of the Progress of Discovery: From the Time of the Greeks to the Present Day : for the Use of Schools and Young Persons

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Appleton, 1876 - 467 páginas
 

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Página 458 - The Senses and the Intellect," and "The Emotions and the Will." He is one of the highest living authorities in the school which holds that there can be no sound or valid psychology unless the mind and the body are studied, as they exist, together. " It contains a forcible statement of the connection between mind and body, studying their subtile interwprkings by the light of the most recent physiological investigations.
Página 111 - Our business was (precluding matters of Theology and state affairs) to discourse and consider of Philosophical Enquiries, and such as related thereunto : as physick, anatomy, geometry, astronomy, navigation, staticks, magneticks, chymicks, mechanicks, and natural experiments ; with the state of these studies, as then cultivated at home and abroad.
Página 456 - LL.D., FRS Earth Sculpture : Hills, Valleys, Mountains, Plains, Rivers, Lakes ; how they were Produced, and how they have been Destroyed. P. BERT (Professor of Physiology, Paris).
Página 457 - Ancient Law,' have we seen so many fruitful thoughts suggested in the course of a couple of hundred pages. . . . To do justice to Mr. Bagehot's fertile book, would require a long article. With the best of intentions, we are conscious of having given but a sorry account of it in these brief paragraphs. But we hope we have said enough to commend it to the attention of the thoughtful leader.
Página 87 - ... that the squares of the periodic times of the planets are proportional to the cubes of their mean distances from the sun.
Página 111 - Saturn, the spots in the sun, and its turning on its own axis", the inequalities and selenography of the moon, the several phases of Venus and Mercury, the improvement of telescopes, and grinding of glasses for that purpose, the weight of air, the possibility, or impossibility of vacuities, and nature's abhorrence thereof, the Torricellian experiment in quicksilver, the descent of heavy bodies, and the degrees of acceleration therein ; and divers other things of like nature.
Página 462 - History' would have been a valuable contribution to literature at any <ime, and is, in fact, an admirable text-book upon a subject that is at present engrossing the attention of a large number of the most serious-minded people, and it is no small compliment to the sagacity of its distinguished author that he has so well gauged the requirements of the times, and so adequately met them by the preparation of this volume. It remains to be added that, while the writer has flinched from no responsibility...
Página 458 - ... of the Science of Foods that has appeared in our language. " The book contains a series of diagrams, displaying the effects of sleep and meals on pulsation and respiration, and of various kinds of food on respiration, which, as the results of Dr. Smith's own experiments, possess a very high value. We have not far to go in this work for occasions of favorable criticism ; they occur throughout, but are perhaps most apparent in those parts of the subject with which Dr. Smith's name is especially...
Página 220 - The feeling of it to my lungs was not sensibly different from that of common air ; but I fancied that my breast felt peculiarly light and easy for some time afterwards. Who can tell but that, in time, this pure air may become a fashionable article in luxury Hitherto only two mice and myself have had the privilege of breathing it."* * Dr.
Página 457 - ... publishers will spare no pains to include in the series the freshest investigations of the best scientific minds."— Boston Journal. " This series is admirably commenced by this little volume from the pen of Prof.

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