The Country Gentleman Volume 10

The Country Gentleman Volume 10

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...box or hollow log. We would not by any means, however, be understood as condemning every hive brought into notice in this country, though, as wc said in a former paper, we have no patent to offer, and no pecuniary interest at stake, we are anxious of bringing forward what we consider really good, as far as it goes, with the hope of bringing out farther improvements. Apis. VVhitemarsh, Penn. (To be continued.) Bee Books "apis" is very porry that his bee friend, Mr. Quinby, should have misunderstood his remarks under the above head. That "few and many always depend on comparison," is certainly true; and those who have a good number of hives after Mr. Q.'s plan, will undoubtedly have a fair number of boxes; but the truth is that farmers generally, will not take pains enough to increase their stocks, and are satisfied with one or two hives and the proportionate number of surplus boxes. So our remark of "few boxes" applied to the want of interest la the owners of the hivo, not to the hive itself. Cj- Jfiresfte gqrartmeitt. Astronomical Distances. The question is often asked by those who have not examined the subject, when the distances of the heavenly bodies is stated, --"How do you know the moon or the sun is so far off--you have never been there 7" The answer might be given in many ways, for the proofs are innumerable; but a few simple reasons will suffice at present. A common land-surveyor will readily determine the width of a large river, by measuring a few rods on one side, without ever crossing it--the direction or relative position of the objects varying, as he moves one way or the other; and by observing accurately the amount of variation, he calculates as accurately the distance. Persons are...show more

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  • Paperback | 848 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,483g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532015
  • 9781236532015