Nature, Volume 2

Front Cover
Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1870 - Electronic journals
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 170 - The colloidal is, in fact, a dynamical state of matter, the crystalloidal being the statical condition. The colloid possesses Energia. It may be looked upon as the probable primary source of the force appearing in the phenomena of vitality. To the gradual manner in which colloidal changes take place (for they always demand time as an element) may the characteristic protraction of chemico-organic changes also be referred.
Page 197 - Thus, the proposition, that the three angles of a triangle are not equal to two right angles...
Page 204 - Forms of Animal Life; being outlines of Zoological classification based upon anatomical investigation, and illustrated by descriptions of specimens and of figures. By George Rolleston, DM, FRS, Linacre Professor of Anatomy and Physiology in the University of Oxford; Oxford, 1870, p.
Page 108 - ... in a direct genetic relation to them. It is no easy matter to find clear and unmistakable evidence of filiation among fossil animals; for, in order that such evidence should be quite satisfactory, it is necessary that we should be acquainted with all the most important features of the organisation of the animals which are supposed to be thus related, and not merely with the fragments upon which the genera and species of the palaeontologist are so often based.
Page 249 - Realschulen were not, at present, successful institutions. He declared that the boys in the corresponding forms of the classical school beat the Realschule boys in matters which both do alike, such as history, geography, the mother-tongue, and even French, though to French the Realschule boys devote so far more time than their comrades of the classical school. The reason for this, Dr. Jager affirms, is that the classical training strengthens a boy's -mind so much more.
Page 148 - The Mammalia and other Remains from Drift Deposits in the Bath Basin.
Page 65 - My Lady Gerrard treated us at Mulberry Garden,* now the only place of refreshment about the town for persons of the best quality to be exceedingly cheated. at ; Cromwell and his partisans having shut up and seized on Spring Garden, which, till now, had been the usual rendezvous for the ladies and gallants at this season.
Page 279 - Carbonic acid at 35.5, and under 108 atmospheres of pressure, stands nearly midway between the gas and the liquid; and we have no valid grounds for assigning it to the one form of matter any more than to the other.
Page 278 - The ordinary gaseous and ordinary liquid states are, in short, only widely separated forms of the same condition of matter, and may be made to pass into one another by a series of gradations so gentle that the passage shall nowhere present any interruption or breach of continuity. From carbonic acid as a perfect gas to carbonic acid as a perfect liquid, the transition we have seen may be accomplished by a continuous process, and the gas and liquid are only distant stages of a long series of continuous...
Page 173 - Every particle that enters into the composition of a muscle, a nerve, or a bone, has been placed in its position by molecular force. And unless the existence of law in these matters be denied, and the element of caprice introduced, we must conclude that, given the relation of any molecule of the body to its environment, its position in the body might be determined mathematically.

Bibliographic information