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Página 225 - ... in an inclined and equatorial direction. " On raising the flame a little more, the effect of the magnetic force was to increase the intensity of the results just described, and the flame actually became of a fish-tail shape, disposed across the magnetic axis. " If the flame was raised until about two-thirds of it were above the level of the axial line, and the poles approached so near to each other (about 0'3 of an inch) that they began to cool and compress the part of the flame at the axial...
Página 121 - PRINCIPLES OF ZOOLOGY; Touching the Structure, Development, Distribution, and Natural Arrangement, of the RACES OF ANIMALS, living and extinct, with numerous Illustrations. For the use of Schools and Colleges. Part I. COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY.
Página 265 - If any point be taken in the diameter of a circle which is not the centre, of all the straight lines which can be drawn from it to the circumference, the greatest is that in which the centre is, and the other part of that diameter is the least...
Página 290 - Now, here we have analogous phenomena, in the moisture which bedews a cold metal or stone when we breathe upon it ; that which appears on a glass of water fresh from the well in hot weather ; that which appears on the inside of windows when sudden rain or hail chills the external air; that which runs down our walls when, after a long frost, a warm moist thaw comes on.
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Página 79 - ... is directly as the square root of the pressure, and inversely as the square root of the density...
Página 63 - Mr. Mason, a young and ardent astronomer, a native of the United States of America, whose premature death is the more to be regretted as he was (so far as I am aware) the only other recent observer who has given himself with the assiduity which the subject requires, to the exact delineation of Nebula;, and whose figures I find at all satisfactory.'^ He also prepared a college treatise on Practical Astronomy.
Página 270 - The cultivators in each age may, in a sense, be said to be the interpreters and popularizers of those who have preceded them ; and it is in this sense, and in this sense only, that this part can be attributed to MilL In this respect he is to be strongly contrasted with the great majority of writers on political economy, who, on the strength, perhaps, of a verbal correction, or an unimportant qualification, of a received doctrine, if not on the score of a pure fallacy, would fain...