The Natural History Review, Issues 9-12

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Hodges & Smith, 1868

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Page 27 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Page 27 - And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Page 324 - ... a little particle of apparently homogeneous jelly changing itself into a greater variety of forms than the fabled Proteus, laying hold of its food without members, swallowing it without a mouth, digesting it without a stomach, appropriating its nutritious material without absorbent vessels or a circulating system, moving from place to place without muscles, feeling (if it has any power to do so) without nerves, multiplying itself without eggs ; and not only this, but in many instances forming...
Page 137 - Diagrams of the Nerves of the Human Body, exhibiting their Origin, Divisions, and Connexions, with their Distribution to the various Regions of the Cutaneous Surface, and to all the Muscles. By WILLIAM H.
Page 383 - ... accept the undulatory theory of light, subject to the proof of the existence of the hypothetical ether ; or as the chemist adopts the atomic theory, subject to the proof of the existence of atoms ; and for exactly the same reasons, namely, that it has an immense amount of prima facie probability: that it is the only means at present within reach of reducing the chaos of observed facts to order; and lastly, that it is the most powerful instrument of investigation which has been presented to naturalists...
Page 24 - ... proportions. The first growth on the same kind of land, once cleared and then abandoned to nature, on the contrary, is nearly homogeneous, often stinted to one or two, at most three kinds of timber. If the ground has been cultivated, the yellow locust will thickly spring up ; if not cultivated, the black and white walnut will be the prevailing growth. * * * Of what immense age then must be the works so often referred to, covered as they are by at least the second growth, after the primitive forest...
Page 17 - Its solid contents have been roughly estimated at twenty millions of cubic feet. Probably, however, these mounds were not used as temples only, but also as sites for dwellings, especially for those of the chiefs. We are told that among the Natchez Indians "the temples and the dwellings of the chiefs were raised upon mounds, and for every new chief a new mound and dwelling were constructed.
Page 383 - But if Man be separated by no greater structural barrier from the brutes than they are from one another — then it seems to follow that if any process of physical causation can be discovered by which the genera and families of ordinary animals have been produced, that process of causation is amply sufficient to account for the origin of Man. In other words, if it could be shown that the Marmosets, for example, have arisen by gradual modification of the ordinary Platyrhini, or that both Marmosets...
Page 478 - Grammar of the Egyptian Language, as contained in the Coptic, Sahidic, and Bashmuric Dialects ; together with Alphabets and Numerals in the Hieroglyphic and Enchorial Characters. By the Rev. HENKY TATTAM, DD, FRS Second edition, revised and corrected. 8vo., cloth. 9«.
Page 383 - But, even leaving Mr. Darwin's views aside," continues Prof. Huxley, "the whole analogy of natural operations furnishes so " complete and crushing an argument against the intervention of any " but what are termed secondary causes in the production of all the

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