Botanical Gazette, Volume 13

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John Merle Coulter, M.S. Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Joseph Charles Arthur
University of Chicago Press, 1888
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Page 184 - All Nature is but art, unknown to thee All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good: And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.
Page 64 - I never before longed so much to know the names of things as during this visit to Ilfracombe. The desire is part of the tendency that is now constantly growing in me to escape from all vagueness and inaccuracy into the daylight of distinct vivid ideas.
Page 139 - ... continental areas, and they founded herbaria and libraries, each in his own country, which have become permanent and quasi-national institutions. - - - There is much in their lives and works that recalls the career of Linnaeus, of whom they were worthy disciples, in the comprehensiveness of their labor, the excellence of their methods, their judicious conception of the limits of genera and species, the terseness and accuracy of their descriptions, and the clearness of their scientific language.
Page 183 - ... one who is scientifically, and in his own fashion, a Darwinian, philosophically a convinced theist, and religiously an acceptor of the ' creed commonly called the Nicene,' as the exponent of the Christian faith.
Page 48 - With these results in view, it seems idle to discuss further the influence of forests upon rain-fall from the economic point of view, as it is evidently too slight to be of the least practical importance. Man has not yet invented a method of controlling rain-fall.
Page 232 - President appointed as a committee to nominate officers for the ensuing year Messrs.
Page 232 - GRAY. Resolved, That though among the last to contribute to the wreath of sorrow with which science is everywhere crowning the memory of Dr. GRAY, this body takes a mournful pride in remembering that he was one of its honored members, and that it was as a botanist he won such eminent renown. We feel that we have a right to be among the chief mourners at his departure from the field of labor he loved so well, and in a special degree to unite our sympathies with the many thousands who miss him everywhere.
Page 217 - No. 5. Report on the Experiments made in 1887 in the Treatment of the Downy Mildew and the Black-rot of the Grape Vine; with a chapter on the Apparatus for Applying Remedies for these Diseases.
Page 328 - THE PROCEEDINGS of the Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Science for the 1888 meeting have been distributed.
Page 64 - The proper arrangement, for example, of a code of laws, depends on the same scientific conditions as the classifications in natural history; nor could there be a better preparatory discipline for that important function, than the study of the principles of a natural arrangement, not only in the abstract, but in their actual application to the class of phenomena for which they were first elaborated, and which are still the best school for learning their use.

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