The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

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Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1871 - Science

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Page 2 - There is comprised in it every possible shape into which the letters of the alphabet and numerals can <be formed, and the talent which has been expended in the conception of the various plain and ornamental letters is wonderful.
Page 7 - But the great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact...
Page 12 - Introduction to Farming. THE LESSONS of MY FARM : a Book for Amateur Agriculturists, being an Introduction to Farm Practice, in the Culture of Crops, the Feeding of Cattle, Management of the Dairy, Poultry, and Pigs, and in the Keeping of Farm-work Records. By ROBERT SCOTT BURN, Editor of " The Year-Book of Agricultural Facts," &c. With numerous Illustrations. Fcp. 6s. cloth. " A most complete introduction to the whole round of farming practice."— John Bull.
Page 7 - What it professes to be — a complete epitome of the laws of this country, thoroughly intelligible to non-professional readers. The book is a handy one to have in readiness when some knotty point requires ready solution."*— Bell's Life.
Page 9 - Abiogenesis ever has taken place in the past, or ever will take place in the future. With organic chemistry, molecular physics, and physiology, yet in their infancy, and every day making prodigious strides, I think it would be the height of presumption for any man to say that the conditions under which matter assumes the properties we call " vital " may not, some day, be artificially brought together.
Page 12 - ASSISTANT. A Compendium of Husbandry; especially in the departments connected with the Breeding, Rearing, Feeding, and General Management of Stock ; the Management of the Dairy, &c. With Directions for the Culture and Management of Grass Land, of Grain and Root Crops, the Arrangement of Farm Offices, the use of Implements and Machines, and on Draining, Irrigation, Warping, &c. ; and the Application and Relative Value of Manures. By WILLIAM YOUATT, Esq., VS Twelfth Edition, very considerably enlarged...
Page 227 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden ; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. 11 The name of the first is Pison : that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; 12 And the gold of that land is good : there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Page 11 - Compound Interest and Annuities. THEORY of COMPOUND INTEREST and ANNUITIES ; with Tables of Logarithms for the more Difficult Computations of Interest, Discount, Annuities, &c., in all their Applications and Uses for Mercantile and State Purposes.
Page 2 - A well-known engraver and draughtsman has enrolled in this useful book the result of many years' study and research. For those who insert enamelled sentence round gilded chalices, who blazon shop legends over shop-doors, who letter church walls with pithy sentences from the Decalogue, this book will be useful.
Page 2 - A volume in which the letters of the alphabet come forth glorified in gilding and all the colours of the prism interwoven and intertwined and intermingled, sometimes with a sort of rainbow arabesque.

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