The Critic Volume . 21

The Critic Volume . 21

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...interesting study, by Prof. C. F. Hodge, who shows that these birds, at least, do not possess the inscrutable instinct with which they are credited; Mr. Alfred R. Wallace's paper on " The Ice Age and its Work" is completed; and Mr. Walter Lodian gives an historical sketch of " A Century of the Telegraph in France." Mr. William W. Billson gives some astonishing information concerning the ownership of land in "Legal Development"; Herbert Spencer's tribute to "The Late Professor Tyndall " follows; and Prof. James D. Dana discusses whether there were one or two glacial epochs in "On New England and the Upper Mississippi Basin in the Glacial Epoch." Mr. Horatio T. Martin gives an illustrated account of "The Beaver-Eater "; and M. Lazare Popoff traces " The Origin of Art" to prehistoric times. There is a sketch, with portrait, of L. D. von Schweinitz; and a letter pointing out that "no law forbidding a man to kiss his wife on the seventh day was ever on the statute-books of any New England colony," whereat people of Puritan or Pilgrim ancestry will rejoice exceedingly. Scientific Imagination In his tribute to the late Prof. Tyndall, Mr. Spencer thus speaks of the scientific use of the imagination: --"There prevail, almost universally, very erroneous ideas concerning the nature of imagination. Superstitious peoples, whose folklore is full of tales of fairies and the like, are said to be imaginative; while nobody ascribes imagination to the inventor of a new machine. Were this conception of imagination the true one, it would imply that, whereas children and savages are largely endowed with it, and whereas it is displayed in a high degree by poets of the first...show more

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  • Paperback | 782 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,370g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236845145
  • 9781236845146