Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Том 9

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Vol. 12 (from May 1876 to May 1877) includes: Researches in telephony / by A. Graham Bell.
 

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Стр. 287 - ... which conduces to the satisfaction of desires common to all men. He made it mean clearly the quality in human customs and rules of conduct which conduces to realize conditions and dispositions which for men (though not for swine) are practicable, and are the most desirable ; their desirableness being tested by the actual preference which those who possess them have for them as elements in their own happiness. This meaning of utility includes the highest motives in whose satisfaction an individual's...
Стр. 289 - ... of a code of laws, depends on the same scientific conditions as the classifications in natural history; nor could there be a better preparatory discipline for that important function, than the study of the principles of a natural arrangement, not only in the abstract, but in their actual application to the class of phenomena for which they were first elaborated, and which are still the best school for learning their use.
Стр. 239 - Peabody one of the trustees of the fund appropriated for the promotion of science and useful knowledge in the county of Essex, and since its incorporation one of the " Trustees of the Peabody Academy of Science.
Стр. 227 - NOTICE.— With the view of diminishing the chances of Collision, the Steamers of this Line take a specified course for all seasons of the year. On the Outward Passage from Queenstown to New York or Boston, crossing the Meridian of 50 at 43 Lat., or nothing to the North of 43.
Стр. 264 - Ten or eleven years later, in the succeeding volume of the Annals of the New York Lyceum, appeared Dr. Torrey's elaborate Monograph of the other North American...
Стр. 268 - The ground was clear, therefore, when, thirty or forty years ago, a new and remarkable evergreen tree was discovered in our own southern States, which it was at once determined should bear Dr. Torrey's name. More recently a congener was found in the noble forests of California. Another species had already been recognized in Japan, and lately a fourth in the mountains of northern China. All four of them have been introduced, and are greatly prized as ornamental trees in Europe. So that, all round...
Стр. 316 - It cannot be too soon understood that Science is one ; and that, whether we investigate language, philosophy, theology, history, or physics, we are dealing with the same problem, culminating in the knowledge of ourselves." The human mind is for him an entity in accord with the Creating Spirit, and capable therefore of studying and appreciating creation. This study and this appreciation he considers Science ; and he...
Стр. 35 - Introduction. — In the American Journal of Science (VII. 55, 1824), TH "Webb described a mineral from Millbury, near "Worcester, Mass., •which has since been a mineralogical curiosity on account of its singular reaction when heated. The mineral consists of " small foliated scales distributed through a steatitic base.
Стр. 263 - Street. The Flora of the Northern States was never carried further; although a "Compendium," a pocket volume for the field, containing brief characters of the species which were to have been described in the second volume, along with an abridgment of the contents of the first, was issued in 1826. Moreover, long before Dr. Torrey could find time to go on with the work, he foresaw that the natural system was not much longer to remain, here and in England, an esoteric doctrine, confined to profound...
Стр. 271 - Europeed, not only adopted the same plan in his Synopsis of the European Mosses, but also the very figures themselves (a few of which were, however, originally his own), whenever they would serve his purpose, as was the case with most of them. " A separate edition was published of this portion of the Manual under the title of The Musci and Hepaticae of the United States East of the Mississippi River (New York, 1856, imperial octavo), upon thick paper, and with proof impressions directly from the...

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