Transactions of the American Microscopical Society Volume 17-18

Transactions of the American Microscopical Society Volume 17-18

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...grace and virtue, and I have heard it said by Pittsburgers that they excel in this virtue, and I, in fact, have heard others that have been in Pittsburg venture to intimate that the claim is just. There have been some historic interruptions to the hospitalities shown by Pittsburgers, notably when General Braddock kept the Indians on the other side of the Monongahela River during the French and Indian War. But away back in the days when Queen Aliquippa entertained George Washington, running down to the present time, there has been courtesy shown to the strangers, save and except when Captain William Trent, about 1772, acted rudely to the Indians who were rude to the Englishman, General Braddock. But these are all facts known to history, and the people of the present day may be relied upon to accord to you in their homes and in all the relations you may meet them a hospitality that will be personal. I welcome you as representatives of the learned of the nineteenth century. It is said of the most famous of the ancient Hebrew kings, accounted the wisest of his day, that "he spake of trees from the cedar which is in Lebanon to the hyssop which springeth from the wall; he spake also of beasts, creeping things (reptiles) and fishes." From this you will observe that King Solomon's knowledge was confined in botany to the phanerogams and that his knowledge of histology extended no further than to the lower vertebrates. He knew nothing of spores and bacteria; all the wonders of mycetology and cryptogamic life were hidden from him. He knew nothing of the protozoa and the myriad forms of microscopic life with which you are familiar, representing the wonderful advancement of modern science achieved through the microscope. I welcome you as...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236969839
  • 9781236969835