The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

Gould and Lincoln., 1863

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Pàgina 345 - A rare contribution to the early history of New England."— Journal. s ANNVAL OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY FOR 186*! or, Year Book of Facts in Science and Art, exhibiting the most important Discoveries and Improvements in Mechanics, Useful Arts, Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, Astronomy, Meteorology, Zoology, Botany, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography, Antiquities...
Pàgina 3 - CYCLOPEDIA OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. A Selection of the choicest productions of English Authors, from the earliest to the present time. Connected by a Critical and Biographical History. Forming two large imperial octavo volumes of TOO pages each, double column letter press ; with upwards of 300 elegant Illustrations.
Pàgina 5 - Sears for strictly educational purposes, those words and phrases properly termed " vulgar," incorporated in the original work, were omitted. These expurgated portions have, in the present edition, been restored, but by such an arrangement of the matter as not to interfere with the educational purposes of the American editor. Besides this, it contains important additions...
Pàgina 138 - In this ascension, six pigeons were taken up. One was thrown out at the height of three miles ; it extended its wings and dropped...
Pàgina 169 - In order to explain,' he says, ' the occurrence of the dark lines in the solar spectrum, we must assume that the solar atmosphere encloses a luminous nucleus, producing a continuous spectrum, the brightness of which exceeds a certain limit. The most probable supposition which can be made respecting the sun's constitution is, that it consists of a solid or liquid nucleus, heated to a temperature of the brightest whiteness, surrounded by an atmosphere of somewhat lower temperature. This supposition...
Pàgina 2 - ESSAYS IN BIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM. By PETER BAYNE, M. A., author of "The Christian Life, Social and Individual.
Pàgina 2 - OF ANECDOTES OF LITERATURE AND THE FINE ARTS. Containing a copious and choice Selection of Anecdotes of the various forms of Literature, of the Arts, of Architecture, Engravings, Music, Poetry, Painting, and Sculpture, and of the most celebrated Literary Characters and Artists of different Countries and Ages, &c. By KAZLITT ARVINE, AM, author of " Cyclopaedia of Moral and Religious Anecdotes.
Pàgina 3 - Narrative ; thus presenting a complet* view of English literature from the earliest to the present time. Let the reader open where he will, he cannot fail to find matter for profit and delight.

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