The Canadian Naturalist and Quarterly Journal of Science with the Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Montreal Volume 6

The Canadian Naturalist and Quarterly Journal of Science with the Proceedings of the Natural History Society of Montreal Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... those who are well able to appreciate its worth. Many copies of every bi-monthly number are exchanged with other scientific Societies, and its papers have again and again been copied, and most favorably noticed in the scientific publications of this Continent, of Great Britain, and the Continent of Europe. During the visit of the Prince of Wales to this city, we presented His Royal Highness with an address, and a copy of three volumes of The Canadian Naturalist already published, and also with a very handsome volume of curious meteorological observations by Dr. Smallwood, one of our members, which were graciously received and acknowledged. I feel that I may thus freely eulogize the labours of our Society, because while I have constantly attended to all its proceedings for some years past, and for the last two years have filled the office of your President, yet I can lay no claim to the honor of having contributed to the scientific work that has been accomplished. I cordially give my help to encourage what others, far abler in every department of science than myself, have achieved; and while such men as Sir William Logan, Principal Dawson, the Rev. A. F. Kemp, Mr. Billings, and others, continue to give their time and talents to its support, I am confident that it ought to receive cordial and liberal encouragement from the public of Montreal. It is an Institution which, though still in, what we may consider, an infant state, and with its Museum, as compared with those of the old world collections, only as it were commencing its existence, yet reflects credit upon this city, and I trust will continue to do so more and more. I certainly regret that we have not yet got in Montreal some regular and permanent building for carrying on Astronomical and...show more

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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680014
  • 9781236680013