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The Monthly Microscopical Journal; Transactions of the Royal Microscopical Society, and Record of Histological Research at Home and Abroad Volume 7 (Paperback) Loot Price: R378
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The Monthly Microscopical Journal; Transactions of the Royal Microscopical Society, and Record of Histological Research at Home...
The Monthly Microscopical Journal; Transactions of the Royal Microscopical Society, and Record of Histological Research at Home...

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The Monthly Microscopical Journal; Transactions of the Royal Microscopical Society, and Record of Histological Research at Home and Abroad Volume 7 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... Antwerp Crag, and others from Swanage, and imbedded in the latter were to be seen perfect specimens of willow leaves. Some extraordinary shells of the Malleus vulgaris, and a gigantic oyster-shell, from India, with two cases containing beautiful specimens of marine Polyzoa, neatly mounted by Mrs. Bury, of Thornton Heath, were greatly admired. Mr. Whitling exhibited a microscope and a graphoscope, and with the latter some very beautiful views. Dr. Adams contributed largely to the Natural History department by sending specimens of the Australian Diver, the native bear of Australia (Koali, or " biter"), the duck-billed Platypus, or water-mole, the Echidna, or porcupine ant-eater; calabash, from the West Indies, Australian war-clubs and spears, some of which had been lent by Mrs. Lockyer, who also sent some Chinese chop-sticks. A wag, on observing that no object had been placed in Dr. Adams's microscope, wrote on the card which bore his signature, "Ex nihilo nihil fit," which caused no little amusement, in which the Doctor participated when he discovered the joke that had been perpetrated in his absence. The cases of butterflies which had been artistically arranged in imitation of a flower garden, by Mr. Cooper, gardener to Mr. Paget, were greatly admired, not only for the harmonious blending of colours, but also for the taste displayed in disposing of these handsome insects to the best advantage. Mr. Thomas Cashing exhibited three microscopes with interesting objects, amongst which was a most beautiful collection of natural plants; twenty-four photographs of scientific instruments constructed for the great trigonometrical survey of India; and a differential polariscope, which fully merited the largo share of attention it received. The...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Royal Microscopical Society
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 130
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-04611-7
Barcode: 9781150046117
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-150-04611-2

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