Other Worlds Than Ours: The Plurality of Worlds Studied Under the Light of Recent Scientific Researches

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D. Appleton, 1871 - Всего страниц: 334

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Стр. 15 - The living soul was flash'd on mine, And mine in this was wound, and whirl'd About empyreal heights of thought, And came on that which is, and caught The deep pulsations of the world, Ionian music measuring out The steps of Time - the shocks of Chance The blows of Death. At length my trance Was cancell'd, stricken thro
Стр. 328 - Personally and practically exercised in zoology, in minute anatomy, in geology, a. student of geographical distribution, not in maps and in museums, but by long voyages and laborious collection; having largely advanced each of these branches of science, and having spent many years in gathering and sifting materials for his present work; the store of accurately-registered facts upon which the author of the 'Origin of Species' is able to draw at will, is prodigious.
Стр. 302 - But if we were disposed to survey it, we must quit the small vessel of human reason, and put ourselves on board the ship of the church ; which alone possesses the divine needle for justly shaping the course.
Стр. 150 - Such harmony is in immortal souls ; But whilst this muddy vesture of decay Doth grossly close us in, we cannot hear it.
Стр. 327 - ... well by those who are hostile as those who are friendly to his conclusions. In it, scientific and philosophical topics are handled with consummate ability. It is remarkable for purity of style and power of expression.
Стр. 291 - The brightness of objects situated in its nearer portions, therefore, cannot be much exaggerated, nor that of its remoter much enfeebled, by their difference of distance. Yet within this globular space we have collected upwards of...
Стр. 144 - Jupiter is still a glowing mass, fluid probably throughout, still bubbling and seething with the intensity of the primeval fires, sending up continually enormous masses of cloud, to be gathered into bands under the influence of the swift rotation of the giant planet.
Стр. 131 - It would require no inordinate thickening of the layer of vapour to double this absorption ; and it is perfectly evident that, with a protecting envelope of this kind, permitting the heat to enter, but preventing its escape, a comfortable temperature might be obtained on the surface of our most distant planet.

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