The American Journal of Science and Arts

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S. Converse, 1849

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Page 40 - Seeing every height crowned with its crater, and the boundaries of most of the lava-streams still distinct, we are led to believe that within a period, geologically recent, the unbroken ocean was here spread out. Hence, both in space and time, we seem to be brought somewhat near to that great fact — that mystery of mysteries — the first appearance of new beings on this earth.
Page 135 - In 1 Vol., price 5s. THE SPORTING WORLD, BY HARRY HIEOVER. " Reading Harry Hieover's book is like listening lazily and luxuriously after dinner to a quiet, gentlemanlike, clever talker.
Page 57 - It is of a melancholy visage, as sensible of nature's injury in framing so massie a body to be directed by complimental wings, such, indeed, as are unable to hoise her from the ground, serving only to rank her among birds. Her traine, three small plumes, short and improportionable, her legs suiting to her body, her pounces sharpe, her appetite strong and greedy.
Page 57 - I will name but some, and first, the Dodo ; a Bird the Dutch call Walghvogel or Dod Ersen : her body is round and fat which occasions the slow pace or that her corpulencie ; and so great as few of them weigh less than fifty pound : meat it is with some, but better to the eye than stomach ; such as only a strong appetite can vanquish...
Page 297 - From the amalgamators the pulp passes through 3 dolly-tubs or catch-alls, acting as mercury and gold tubs. After this the whole mass passes to the strakes or inclined planes, where the sulphurets are deposited and the earthy matter washed away.
Page 299 - The mould around the plants and an infusion of the dead stems and leaves also afforded abundant evidence of the presence of much chloride of sodium. Further inquiry showed that the well from which the water was procured had an accidental communication, by means of a drain, with the sea; and had thus become mixed with the salt water from that source, and had been used in this state for some weeks, probably from two to three months. From about that time the plants had been observed to droop ; but it...
Page 64 - Though these birds will sometimes very familiarly come up near enough to one when we do not run after them, yet they will never grow tame : as soon as they are caught they shed tears without crying, and refuse all manner of sustenance till they die.
Page 299 - In the month of September last, three or four small plants in pots were shown to the writer, nearly or quite dead ; and he was at the same time informed that their destruction was a complete mystery to the party to whom they belonged, and that Dr. Lindley had expressed his opinion, from the examination of a portion of one sent to him, that they were poisoned. Having searched in vain for any strong poison in...
Page 296 - ... classes: 1. The coarse and hard ore for the stamps; 2. Slate and fine ore for the Chilean mills. This is done by means of a large screen. The very large pieces are first broken by a hammer before they are fed to the stamps. All of the ores are ground with water, each mill being supplied with hot and cold water at pleasure. Twelve inches from the top of the bed-plate there is a wide, open mouth, from which the turbid water escapes to tanks. On the south side of the steam-engine is the...
Page 426 - Also, that heat takes away this power just before the crystal fuses, and that cooling restores it in its original direction. He next considers whether the effects are due to a force altogether original and inherent in the crystal, or whether that which appears in it, is not partly induced by the magnetic and electric forces ; and he concludes, that the force manifested in the magnetic field, which appears by external actions and causes the motion of the mass, is chiefly, and almost entirely induced,...

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