Forestry, 9. köide

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William Rider., 1884

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Page viii - George Heath, who addressed the public authorities with earnest letters of remonstrance. ... A charming little volume." Globe. Writing with even more than his usual brilliancy, Mr. Heath here gives the public an interesting monograph of the splendid old trees. . . This charming little work.
Page 427 - ... marked. It seems that the bark was cut off and the letters cut in, after which the next year's wood grew over it, but without adhering where the bark had been cut. The cyphers are of James the First, of William and Mary ; and one of King John!
Page 231 - ... stone dug up which is used for firing. The towns are unwalled, the houses commonly built without lime, and in villages roofed with turf, while a cow's hide supplies the place of a door. The commonalty are poor and uneducated, have abundance of flesh and fish, but eat bread as a dainty. The men are small in stature, but bold ; the women fair and comely, and prone to the pleasures of love...
Page 64 - Celsius's instrument had its scale the reverse way, the boiling point being 0°, and the freezing point 100°. Mr. Scott then gave a brief account of some of the principal forms of selfregistering and self-recording thermometers. After the reading of this paper the Meeting was adjourned, in order to afford the Fellows and their friends an opportunity of inspecting the Exhibition of Thermometers and of Instruments recently invented. This Exhibition was a most interesting one, and embraced 136 exhibits....
Page 44 - In a recent article on the condition of our forests and their effect upon the floods of 1883 and 1884, Dr. Hough says : " Let us now see how these forest supplies stand, and how the future promises, with regard to their continuance in the United States. We have as our only data the census of different periods ; and the returns of 1880 show that, of our States and Territories, 9 had reduced their woodlands to below 10 per cent ; 5, to between 10 and 20 per cent ; 8, to from 20 to 30 per cent ; 11,...
Page 431 - Memorandum — That while we were in this tree we see soldiers going up and down, in the thicket of the wood, searching for persons escaped, we seeing them, now and then, peeping out of the wood.
Page 128 - I will draw your attention to the advisability of cultivating forests on places suitable for the supply of water, and especially along watercourses and lakes as means of purifying these, preventing too great evaporation, supplying food for fish, and providing these with shade against the rays of the summer sun, and shelter from the pelting rains, the hail and the tempests. Salmon fishing and all freshwater fishing depend upon proper attention to this matter, and I feel certain that if the true causes...
Page 44 - In 1881, 601,136 acres, or about 3 per cent (not included in the woodlands), were lying waste. "The amount of clearing, from 1870 to 1881, is shown to have been 5,041,083 acres, and at this rate it becomes an easy question to solve as to how long the remaining 4,708,247 acres will last. We have not figures to prove that these rates of clearing have been going on in the other states bordering upon the Ohio river, or supplying it by their drainage ; but the connection between this denudation and the...
Page 77 - ... and fastened to the end of the saw, which being turned with the force of water, hoisteth up and down the saw, that it continually eateth in, and the handle of the same is kept in a rigall of wood, from swerving. Also the timber lieth, as it were, upon a ladder, which is brought by little and little to the saw with another vice.
Page 232 - In the stems of trees which have branches and leaves with netted veins, that is to say, in all Exogens, the increase takes place by means of an annual deposit of wood, spread in an even layer upon the surface of the preceding one.

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