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Page 120 - ... That gravity should be innate, inherent, and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum without the mediation of anything else, by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking can ever fall into it.
Page 11 - Institution, the income from a part of which was to be devoted to "the increase and diffusion of more exact knowledge in regard to the nature and properties of atmospheric air in connection with the welfare of man.
Page 512 - And after a while he returned to take her; and he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.
Page 152 - As a unit of electromotive force, the international volt, which is the electromotive force that, steadily applied to a conductor whose resistance is one international ohm, will produce a current of one international ampere, and which is represented sufficiently well for practical use by ^2.
Page 152 - As a unit of work, the joule, which is equal to 10' units of work in the CGS system, and which is represented sufficiently well for practical use by the energy expended in one second by an international ampere in an international ohm. . As a unit of power, the watt, which is equal to 10...
Page 505 - To conclude therefore, let no man upon a weak conceit of .sobriety or an ill-applied moderation think or maintain, that a man can search too far, or be too well studied in ihe book of God's word, or in the book of God's works, Divinity or Philosophy ; but rather let 'men endeavour an endless progress or proficience in both...
Page 393 - Antarctic continent ; to penetrate into the interior; to ascertain the depth and nature of the ice-cap ; to observe the character of the underlying rocks and their fossils ; to take magnetic and meteorological observations both at sea and on land ; to observe the temperature of the ocean at all depths and seasons of the year ; to take pendulum observations on land...
Page 11 - The right is reserved to award no prize if in the judgment of the Committee no contribution is offered of sufficient merit to warrant such action.
Page 36 - An act to provide for celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, by holding an international exhibition of arts, industries, manufactures, and the products of the soil, mine, and sea, in the city of Chicago, in the State of Illinois...