A Year in Science: A Text-book for First Year in High Schools

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Row, Peterson, 1916 - 441 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 388 - Could the young but realize how soon they will become mere walking bundles of habits, they would give more heed to their conduct while in the plastic state.
الصفحة 389 - As we become permanent drunkards by so many separate drinks, so we become saints in the moral, and authorities and experts in the practical and scientific spheres, by so many separate acts and hours of work.
الصفحة 389 - Well! he may not count it, and a kind Heaven may not count it; but it is being counted none the less. Down among his nerve cells and fibers the molecules are counting it, registering and storing it up to be used against him when the next temptation comes. Nothing we ever do is, in strict scientific literalness, wiped out. Of course, this has its good side as well as its bad one. As we become permanent drunkards by so many separate drinks, so we become saints in the moral, and authorities and experts...
الصفحة 170 - THERE rolls the deep where grew the tree. O earth, what changes hast thou seen ! There where the long street roars hath been The stillness of the central sea. The hills are shadows, and they flow From form to form, and nothing stands ; They melt like mist, the solid lands, Like clouds they shape themselves and go.
الصفحة 389 - Let no youth have any anxiety about the upshot of his education, whatever the line of it may be. If he keep faithfully busy each hour of the working day, he may safely leave the final result to itself. He can with perfect certainty count on waking up some fine morning to find himself one of the competent ones of his generation, in whatever pursuit he may have singled out..
الصفحة 161 - THE SEA. I am the Sea. I hold the land As one holds an apple in his hand. Hold it fast with sleepless eyes, Watching the continents sink and rise. Out of my bosom the mountains grow, Back to its depths they crumble slow : The earth is a helpless child to me — I am the Sea! I am the Sea. When I draw back Blossom and verdure follow my track, And the land I leave grows proud and fair, For the wonderful race of...
الصفحة 161 - I grind to pebbles and sift to sand ; I comfort the earth with rains and snows Till waves the harvest and laughs the rose. Flower and forest and child of breath With me have life — without me, death. The earth is a helpless child to me. I am the Sea ! — CHARLOTTE PERKINS STETSON. CHAPTER XIX THE FIGURE OF THE SEA THE sea is an irregular, incomplete, spheroidal shell of water which covers about 72 per cent of the earth-crust, intervening between it and the atmosphere. The upper surface of the...
الصفحة 154 - ... if the earth's axis were perpendicular to the plane of its orbit, and the excessive variation which would result if the axis were nearly parallel to that plane.
الصفحة 152 - ... highest overhead at noon. It gradually retreats lower and lower in the sky from this day through the fall, until, on the winter solstice, it is at its lowest noon position in the sky. It then begins daily to get higher and higher in the sky again, repeating the cycle.
الصفحة 159 - evidence of things not seen," in the fulness of Divine grace ; and was profound on this, the greatest concern of human life, while unable even to comprehend how the " inclination of the earth's axis to the plane of its orbit" could be the cause of the change of the seasons.

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