The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

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Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1859
 

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170 페이지 - It is a triumph more glorious because far more useful to mankind than was ever won by conqueror on the field of battle. May the Atlantic telegraph, under the blessing of heaven, prove to be a bond of perpetual peace and friendship between the kindred nations, and an instrument destined by Divine Providence to diffuse religion, civilization, liberty and law throughout the world.
170 페이지 - The Queen desires to congratulate the President upon the successful completion of this great international work, in which the Queen has taken the deepest interest. " The Queen is convinced that the President will join with her in fervently hoping that the Electric Cable which now connects Great Britain with the United States will prove an additional link between the nations whose friendship is founded upon their common interest and reciprocal esteem.
182 페이지 - The rough surface having been rubbed down with a pumicestone, until the lime is reduced to the thinnest state consistent with the preservation of the painting, a canvas is fastened to the back, and the cloth in front is removed. When this operation is skilfully performed, the detached fresco may Almost be treated like a common oil picture.
250 페이지 - Nile sediment at the lowest depth reached is very similar in composition ',o that of the present day. In the lowest part of the boring of the sediment at the colossal statue in Memphis, at a depth of 39 feet from the surface of the ground, the instrument is reported to have brought up a piece of pottery.
217 페이지 - In flowering plants it is conveyed by the pollen-tube, in animals and many ilowerlcss plants, by locomotive spermatozoids. The changes of form which the representative of a species undergoes in successive agamically propagating individuals are termed the " metagenesis " of such species. The changes of form which the representative of a species undergoes in a single individual, is called the "metamorphosis.
162 페이지 - ... almost infinitely increased, to lay out a cable in deep waters, say two miles, or more, in such a way as not to require a length much greater than that of the actual distance, as from the inclined direction of the yet sinking part of the cable, the successive portions payed out, must, when they reach the bottom, arrange themselves in wavy folds, since the actual length is greater than the entire horizontal distance.
45 페이지 - ... of the compass, so fixed as to throw the light from right ahead to two points abaft the beam on the port side, and of such a character as to be visible at a distance of at least two miles.
136 페이지 - ... literature. The value of the public recognition of science as a leading branch of education, may be estimated in a very considerable degree by observation of the results of the education which it has obtained incidentally from those, who pursuing it, have educated themselves. Though men may be specially fitted by the nature of their minds for the attainment and advance of literature, science, or the fine arts, all these men, and all others, require first to be educated in that which is known...
171 페이지 - Remote as such profound conceptions and subtle trains of thought seem to be from the needs of everyday life the most astounding of the practical augmentation of man's power has sprung out of them. Nothing might seem less promising of profit than Oersted's painfully-pursued experiments, with his little magnets, voltaic pile, and bits of copper wire. Yet out of these has sprung the electric telegraph...
170 페이지 - The President cordially reciprocates the congratulations of Her Majesty the Queen on the success of the great international enterprise accomplished by the science, skill and indomitable energy of the two countries. It is a triumph more glorious because far more useful to mankind than was ever won by conqueror on the field of battle.

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