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Page 647 - Engineer, being the art of directing the Great Sources of Power in Nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states both for external and internal trade, as applied in the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts, canals, river navigation and docks, for internal intercourse and exchange and in the...
Page lxiv - Committee appointed for the purpose of recording the Position, Height above the Sea, Lithological Characters, Size, and Origin of the Erratic Blocks of England, Wales, and Ireland, reporting other matters of interest connected with the same, and taking measures for their Preservation, 219.— W.
Page xxiv - General Secretaries, British Association, 22 Albemarle Street, London, W. For Section ' If it should be inconvenient to the Author that his paper should be read on any particular days, he is requested to send information thereof to the Secretaries in a separate note.
Page xxi - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another, and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 329 - A Geological Essay on the Imperfect Evidence in Support of a Theory of the Earth, deducible either from its General Structure or from the Changes produced on its Surface by the operation of Existing Causes.
Page 336 - First Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the best means of preventing the pollution of Rivers (River Thames).
Page xxv - Committee (vide p. xxiii), and will receive, on application to the Treasurer in the Reception Room, Tickets entitling them to attend its Meetings. The Committees will take into consideration any suggestions which may be offered by their Members for the advancement of Science. They are specially requested to review the recommendations adopted at preceding Meetings, as published in the volumes of the Association and the communications made to the Sections at this Meeting, for the purposes of selecting...
Page l - The Scientific Use of the Imagination. Stream-lines and Waves, in connection with Naval Architecture. Some Recent Investigations and Applications of Explosive Agents. The Relation of Primitive to Modern Civilisation.
Page 33 - We shall thus find that in the great workshop of nature there are no lines of demarcation to be drawn between the most exalted speculation and common-place practice, and that all knowledge must lead up to one great result, that of an intelligent recognition of the Creator through His works.