Nature, Том 26

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Sir Norman Lockyer
Macmillan Journals Limited, 1882

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Сторінка 93 - The natural history of these islands is eminently curious, and well deserves attention. Most of the organic productions are aboriginal creations, found nowhere else; there is even a difference between the inhabitants of the different islands; yet all show a marked relationship with those of America, though separated from that continent by an open space of ocean, between 500 and 600 miles in width.
Сторінка 47 - Best seem'd the thing he was, and join'd Each office of the social hour To noble manners, as the flower And native growth of noble mind ; Nor ever narrowness or spite, Or villain fancy fleeting by, Drew in the expression of an eye, Where God and Nature met in light; And thus he bore without abuse The grand old name of gentleman, Defamed by every charlatan, And soil'd with all ignoble use.
Сторінка 96 - To my mind it accords better with what we know of the laws impressed on matter by the Creator, that the production and extinction of the past and present inhabitants of the world should have been due to secondary causes, like those determining the birth and death of the individual.
Сторінка 95 - ... the summing up of the labour, the experience, the reason, and even the blunders of numerous workmen; when we thus view each organic being, how far more interesting — I speak from experience — does the study of natural history become!
Сторінка 93 - ... range. Seeing every height crowned with its crater, and the boundaries of most of the lavastreams still distinct, we are led to believe that within a period, geologically recent, the unbroken ocean was here spread out. Hence, both in space and time, we seem to be brought somewhat near to that fact— that mystery of mysteries — the first appearance of new beings on this earth.
Сторінка 69 - Geological Observations on the Volcanic Islands visited during the Voyage of HMS Beagle...
Сторінка 93 - Seeing every height crowned with its crater, and the boundaries of most of the lava streams still distinct, we are led to believe that within a period, geologically recent, the unbroken ocean was here spread out. Hence, both in space and time, we seem to be brought somewhat near to that great fact — that mystery of mysteries — the first appearance of new beings on this earth.
Сторінка 142 - Man may be said to have been trying an experiment on a gigantic scale ; and it is an experiment which nature, during the long lapse of time has incessantly tried.
Сторінка 163 - The principle of Antithesis. — Certain states of the mind lead to certain habitual actions, which are of service, as under our first principle. Now, when a directly opposite state of mind is induced, there is a strong and involuntary tendency to the performance of movements of a directly opposite nature, though these are of no use; and such movements are in some cases highly expressive.
Сторінка 163 - The second principle arises because, "when a directly opposite state of mind is induced, there is a strong and involuntary tendency to the performance of movements of a directly opposite nature, though these are of no use ; and such movements are in some cases highly expressive.

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