Hardwicke's Science Gossip Volume . 9

Hardwicke's Science Gossip Volume . 9

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...called m Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and indeed, I believe, all the Midland counties, the Thrice Cock. 1. Can you tell me why it is called Thrice Cock? I have looked in five or six Natural Histories, --Yarrell, Macgillivray, Pennant's, &c, --but I can find no mention whatever of the name by which the bird is wholly known amongst the common people in Birmingham, Derbyshire, and many other places in this midland district. 2. Can you tell me if the name is to be found in print, and if so, in what book?-B. R. R. Ipswich Amber.--I have never met with this production; but some years back, when Hunstanton (on the Norfolk coast) was comparatively inaccessible, the lighthouse-keeper on St. Edmund's Point was in the habit of selling amber that he professed to have gathered on the shore below after the storms of winter. There is no doubt that the substance was what it claimed to be, and I know of no reason for questioning the veracity of the finder. Jet also occurred in some quantity.--R. A. Pryor. Botanical Record Club.--It is difficult to understand what object the promoters of the proErosed "Botanical Locality Record Club" can ave. That such a scheme can in any way advance the real interests of botanical science would be hard to prove. So far as the prospectus attempts to set forth any such advantage, the only plea made is for a fuller exemplification of the geographical and geological distribution of British Elants.." Surely Sowerby and Hooker and others ave given us information enough on this subject. Mr. Blow says, "the use of such a society is obvious." To this 1 would rejoin, that the abuse of the facilities offered by such a society are far more obvious. What would the inevitable result be, but that in two or...show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737199
  • 9781236737199