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Página 337 - No. 11. ANIMAL MECHANISM. A Treatise on Terrestrial and Aerial Locomotion. By EJ MAREY. With 117 Illustrations. Price, $1.75. No. 12. THE HISTORY OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN RELIGION AND SCIENCE. By JOHN WM. DRAPER, MD, LL. D., author of " The Intellectual Development of Europe.
Página 340 - FUNGI; their Nature, Influence, and Uses. By MC COOKE, MA. LL. D. Edited by Rev. MJ BERKELEY, MA, FLS With 109 Illustrations. Price, $1.50.
Página 333 - II. . Bagehot's Physics and Politics. I vol., I2mo. Price, $1.50. " If the ' International Scientific Series ' proceeds as it has begun, it will more than fulfil the promise given to the reading public in its prospectus. The first volume, by 1'rofessor Tyndall, was a model of lucid and attractive scientific exposition ; and now we have a second, by Mr.
Página 336 - The volume of THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC SERIES now before us is an excellent illustration of the true method of teaching, and will well compare with Prof. Tyndall's charming little book in the same series on ' Forms of ^Water," with illustrations enough to make clear, but not to conceal his thoughts, in a style simple and brief.
Página 333 - Mr. Bagehot's style is clear and vigorous. We refrain from giving a fuller account of these suggestive essays, only because we are sure that our readers will find it worth their while to peruse the book for themselves; and we sincerely hope that the forthcoming parts of the 'International Scientific Series
Página 333 - Bagehot, which is not only very lucid and charming, but also original and suggestive in the highest degree. Nowhere since the publication of Sir Henry Maine's '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...
Página 336 - Most persons claim to know how to walk, but few could explain the mechanical principles involved in this most ordinary transaction, and . will be surprised that the movements of bipeds and quadrupeds, the darting and rushing motion of fish, and the erratic flight of the denizens of the air, are not only anologous, but can be reduced to similar formula.
Página 39 - The chemical act of fermentation is essentially a correlative phenomenon of a vital act, beginning and ending with it. I think that there is never any alcoholic fermentation without there being, at the same time, organization, development, multiplication of globules, or the continued consecutive life of globules already formed.

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