Report of the ... and ... Meetings of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Volume 65, Part 1895
J. Murray, 1895
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Page xxvii - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another, and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 758 - ... the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states.
Page 819 - I look with confidence to the future, to young and rising naturalists, who will be able to view both sides of the question with impartiality.
Page 815 - Beagle,' as naturalist, I was much struck with certain facts in the distribution of the organic beings inhabiting South America, and in the geological relations of the present to the past inhabitants of that continent. These facts, as will be seen in the latter chapters of this volume, seemed to throw some light on the origin of species — that mystery of mysteries, as it has been called by one of our greatest philosophers.
Page xxx - Committees for the several Sections before the beginning of the Meeting. It has therefore become necessary, in order to give an opportunity to the Committees of doing justice to the several Communications, that each Author should prepare an Abstract of his Memoir, of a length suitable for insertion in the published Transactions of the Association, and...
Page 680 - False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness...
Page 503 - Carmarthenshire mountains and married a youth in the neighbourhood, and who afterwards, offended with her husband, quitted his dwelling for ever and returned to her watery abode. In the Shetland Islands the tale is told of a seal which cast its skin and appeared as a woman. A man of the Isle of Unst possessed himself of the seal-skin and thus captured and married her. She lived with him until one day she recovered the skin, resumed her seal-shape and plunged into the sea, never more to return. In...
Page xxx - It has therefore become necessary, in order to give an opportunity to the Committees of doing justice to the several Communications, that each Author should prepare an Abstract of his Memoir, of a length suitable for insertion in the published Transactions of the Association, and that he should send it, together with the original Memoir, by book-post, on or before addressed thus— 'General Secretaries, British Association, 22 Albemarle Street, London, \V.
Page 504 - It is believed that most of the words — as distinguished from their pronunciation — in use have been recorded in the publications of the English Dialect Society or elsewhere. But it is better to record them again than to leave them unrecorded. Nor should it be forgotten in this connection that a word of ten bears a different shade of meaning in one place from what it bears in another. In recording any words, care should therefore be taken to seize not only the exact sound, but the exact signification,...
Page 495 - For these and such other villages and places as may appear to be suitable, the Committee propose to record — (1) Physical types of the inhabitants ; (2) Current traditions and beliefs ; (3) Peculiarities of dialect ; (4) Monuments and other remains of ancient culture ; and (5) Historical evidence as to continuity of race. »% All communications should be addressed to ' THE SECRETARY OF THE ETHNOGRAPHIC SURVEY, British Association, Burlington House, London, W.