Nelson's Encyclopaedia Volume 7

Nelson's Encyclopaedia Volume 7

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...14th centur it was over a foot high, and a orned with precious stones and gold and silver lates. After the reformation it fe 1 into disuse, until resumed by the bishop of Lincoln (1885). Mltscherllch, En.n.um (17941863), German chemist, was born near Jever in Oldenburg, and succeeded Klaproth in the chair of chemistry in Berlin (1821). Besides researches on the allottepic forms of sulphur, on the acids of manganese and selenium, and on benzene and its derivatives, he is perhaps most famous for his labours in crystallograph and mineralogical chemistry; iscov littweida ering the principle of isoni_orphism, and methods of pr_cpari_n minerals artificially. His chie_ book was Leh/rbuch, dqr Qheniie (4th ed. 1840-8). See Life in German, by Rose (1864). Mlttweicla, tn., Saxony, Germany. 12 m. by rail N.E. of Cheinnitz, has cotton, woollen, and linen factories, engineering and furniture works. There is also a large technical institute for engineering. Pop., including Riissgen (1900), 16,119. Mitylene. See l"l'lLlNI. Mlvart. S1'. Gsosoe JACKSON (1827-1900). English biologist, was born in London. He became professor of botany and zoology at the Roman Catholic university college in Kensington (1874), and later professor of the philosophy of natural history at Louvaiii (1890-13) in Belgium. He was especially interested in the anatomy of the carnivora, and his work on The Cit (1881) is a moiio raph of great interest and charm. Ie also contributed largely to the controversies on Darwinism and natural selection. He was excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church six weeks before he died. He wrote Nature and Thought (I882). (Imcsis of Species (1871), The Origin of Human Reason (1889); also The Common Frog (1874), and Lessons from Nature...show more

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  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 912g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740599
  • 9781236740595