The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, المجلد 14

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Archibald Constable, 1826
Contains proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Wernerian Natural History Society, etc.

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الصفحة 326 - And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us unto this evil place? It is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.
الصفحة 380 - Middlesex; who, in consequence of a communication made to him by a certain foreigner residing abroad, is in possession of certain improved Machinery for breaking or preparing Hemp, Flax, and other Fibrous Materials.
الصفحة 230 - I propose as most probable, viz. that the animals had fallen during the antediluvian period into the open fissures, and there perishing, had remained undisturbed in the spot on which they died, till drifted forwards by the diluvian waters to their present place in the lowest vaultings with which these fissures had communication.
الصفحة 195 - Edmonton is sufficient to render a family bronchocelous. Many of the goitres acquire great size. Burnt sponge has been tried, and found to remove the disease, but an exposure to the same cause immediately reproduces it. " A great proportion of the children of women who have goitres, are born idiots, with large heads, and the other distinguishing marks of cretins. I could not learn whether it was necessary that both parents should have goitres, to produce cretin children ; indeed the want of chastity...
الصفحة 382 - Opticians, that in consequence of a communication made to them by a certain foreigner, residing abroad...
الصفحة 383 - Manchester ; for a method of conducting to, and winding upon, spools or bobbins, rovings of cotton, flax, wool, or other fibrous substances. Communicated by a foreigner — July 16.
الصفحة 380 - The individuals who inhabit elevated situations live longer than those who reside in less elevated places. The half of the individuals die before attaining the age of 17 years. The number of twins is to that of ordinary births as 1 to 65. According to calculations, founded upon the bills^of mortality, one individual only in 3,126 attains the age of 100 years. The number of births of the male sex is to that of the female sex as 96 to 95.
الصفحة 188 - ... of a steel wire on the side of the jar, one stroke only being given at a time, and repeated at intervals of a minute or two ; when placed in a large basin of water the sound is much obscured, and is like that of a watch, one stroke being repeated, as before, at intervals. The sound is longest and oftenest repeated when the...
الصفحة 88 - Dense clouds, near. the earth, must possess the same heat as the lower atmosphere, and will therefore send to the earth, as much, or nearly as much heat as they receive from it by radiation. But similarly dense clouds, if very high, though they equally intercept the communication of the earth with the sky, yet being, from their elevated situation...
الصفحة 188 - In a small apartment they are audible at the distance of twelve feet. "The sounds obviously proceed from the mouth of the animal ; and, at the instant of the stroke, we observe the lips suddenly separate, as if to allow the water to rush into a small vacuum formed within. As these animals are hermaphrodites, requiring mutual impregnation, the sounds may possibly be a means of communication between them ; or, if they be of an electric nature, they may be the means of defending from foreign enemies...

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