Nature, Volume 8

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Sir Norman Lockyer
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Page 135 - WEBB.— CELESTIAL OBJECTS FOR COMMON TELESCOPES. By the Rev. TW WEBB, MA, FRAS Fifth Edition, Revised and greatly Enlarged by the Rev. TE ESPIN, MA, FRAS (Two Volumes.) Vol.
Page 20 - The text has all the force and flow of original writing, combining faithfulness to the author's meaning with purity and independence in regard to idiom ; while the historical precision and accuracy pervading the work throughout, speak of the watchful editorial supervision which has been given to every scientific detail. Nothing can well exceed the clearness and delicacy of the illustrative woodcuts, borrowed from the French edition, or the purity and chromatic truth of the coloured plates.
Page 211 - 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...
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Page 173 - It is generally acknowledged that both Oxford and the country at large suffer greatly from the absence of a body of learned men devoting their lives to the cultivation of science, and to the direction of academical education.
Page 211 - Notice to Contributors of Memoirs. — Authors are reminded that, under an arrangement dating from 1871, the acceptance of Memoirs, and the days on which they are to be read, are now as far as possible determined by Organizing Committees for the several Sections before the beginning of the Meeting.

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