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

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Gould and Lincoln., 1850

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Página 3 - ANNUAL OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY ; 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, etc.
Página 229 - We immediately pulled in for the shore, and Dr. Anderson and I went up and examined it. The beach was a soft, slimy mud encrusted with salt, and a short distance from the water, covered with saline fragments and flakes of bitumen. We found the pillar to be of solid salt, capped with carbonate of lime, cylindrical in front and pyramidal behind. The upper or rounded part is about forty feet high, resting on a kind of...
Página 145 - Sometimes it will be more convenient to arrange the two charts in symmetrical positions, one to the left and the other to the right of the subject's median plane, and with a slight inclination toward this plane.
Página 111 - ... out of paper or into the hand, without exciting it to such a degree as to open the leaves of an electrometer one or more inches ; or if it be unelectrified, the slightest passage over the hand or face, the clothes, or almost any other substance gives it an electric state. Some of the gutta percha is sold in very thin sheets, resembling in general appearance oiled silk ; and if a strip of this be drawn through the fingers, it is so electric as to adhere to the hand or attract pieces of paper....
Página 230 - We found the pillar to be of solid salt, capped with carbonate of lime, cylindrical in front and pyramidal behind. The upper or rounded part is about forty feet high, resting on a kind of oval pedestal, from forty to sixty feet above the level of the sea. It slightly decreases in size upwards, crumbles at the top, and is one entire mass of crystallization.
Página 184 - ... checked. About two months afterwards, this mixture is coloured thus : — a quantity of dried elderberries is put into coarse bags ; these are placed in vats, and a part of the wine to be coloured being thrown over them, they are trodden by men till the whole of the colouring matter is expressed, when the husks are thrown away.
Página 184 - MADE. 71 smashed, and then left to ferment. When the wine is about half fermented it is transferred from the vat to tonels ; and brandy (several degrees above proof) is thrown in, in the proportion of twelve to twenty-five gallons to the pipe of must, by which the fermentation is generally checked.
Página 218 - ... the Atchafalaya. This delta is about 14,000 square miles in area, and elevated from a few inches to ten feet above the level of the sea. The greater part of it protrudes into the Gulf of Mexico beyond the general coast- line. The level plain to the north, as far as Cape Girardeau in the Missouri, above the junction of the Ohio, is of the same character, including, according to Mr.

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