Nature, Volume 94

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1915 - Electronic journals
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Page 17 - ... 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.
Page 71 - The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, which in their seeds And weak beginnings lie intreasured. Such things become the hatch and brood of time...
Page 23 - Rapid Methods for the Chemical Analysis of Special Steels, Steel-Making Alloys and Graphite...
Page 337 - October 12, 1908, a prize of $1,500 is offered for the best treatise 'On the Relation of Atmospheric Air to Tuberculosis.
Page 22 - During the three years which have elapsed since the publication of the third edition of this...
Page xv - ... indication of a difference between the physical nature of the suboceanic and sub-continental parts of the crust is in rough correspondence with the conclusions previously suggested on quite other grounds. In...
Page 15 - During the last few years much attention has been paid to the marble deposits on the Prince of Wales Island.
Page 14 - Formerly the richest countries were those in which nature was most bountiful; now the richest countries are those in which man is most active. For in our age of the world, if nature is parsimonious, we know how to compensate her deficiencies. If a river is difficult to navigate, or a country difficult to traverse, our engineers can correct the error, and remedy the evil. If we have no rivers, we make canals; if we have no natural harbours, we make artificial ones.
Page 9 - Thames ; and by these degrees was this fen or moor at length made main and hard ground, which before being overgrown with flags, sedges, and rushes, served to no use...
Page 270 - Instead of the circular hole, 'tis better to substitute an oblong hole, shaped like a long parallelogram, with its length parallel to the prism. For if this hole be an inch or two long and but a tenth or twentieth part of an inch broad or narrower, the light of the image will be as simple as before, or simpler, and the image will become much broader and therefore more fit to have experiments tried in its light than before.

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