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Page 226 - POPULAR ASTRONOMY. Containing How to Observe the Heavens. The Earth, Sun, Moon, Planets. Light, Comets, Eclipses, Astronomical Influences, &c. 182 Illustrations, 4*. 6d. THE BEE AND WHITE ANTS: Their Manners and Habits. With Illustrations of Animal Instinct and Intelligence.
Page 225 - CONTENTS : The Planets ; are they inhabited Worlds ? — Weather Prognostics — Popular Fallacies in Questions of Physical Science — Latitudes and Longitudes — Lunar Influences — Meteoric Stones and Shooting Stars — Railway Accidents — Light — Common Things : — Air — Locomotion in the United States — Cometary Influences...
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Page 221 - Handbook of the English Language. For the use of Students of the Universities and the Higher Classes in Schools. By RG Latham, MA MD &c.
Page 225 - Art. Common Things.— Fire. Locomotion and Transport, their Influence and Progress. The Moon. Common Things.— The Earth. The Electric Telegraph. Terrestrial Heat. The Sun. Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Barometer, Safety Lamp, and Whitworth's Micrometric Apparatus. Steam. The Steam Engine. The Eye. The Atmosphere. Time. Common Things.— Pumps.
Page 169 - ... a plateau, which seems to have been placed there especially for the purpose of holding the wires of a submarine telegraph, and of keeping them out of harm's way. It is neither too deep nor too shallow ; yet it is so deep that the wires, but once landed, will remain forever beyond the reach of vessels...
Page 226 - Containing : How to Observe the Heavens— Latitudes and Longitudes — The Earth— The Sun— The Moon— The Planets: are they Inhabited ?— The New Planets — Leverrier and Adams's Planet — The Tides — Lunar Influences — and the Stellar Universe — Light —Comets — Cometary Influences — Eclipses — Terrestrial Rotation — Lunar Rotation — Astronomical Instruments. (From "The Museum of Science and Art.") 182 Illustrations.
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