From an Easy Chair by Sir E. Ray Lankester

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Author Lankester, E. Ray (Edwin Ray), Sir, 1847-1929
Title From an Easy Chair
Contents Science and the study of nature -- The desire to know the world of nature -- Scares and wonders -- Work at the Pasteur Institute -- The sea serpent -- Giraffes and the okapi -- The great geologists of last century -- Experiments with precious stones -- Diamonds -- Science and fisheries -- Discoveries as to malaria -- Malta fever -- A cure for sleeping sickness -- Tsetse-flies and disease -- Monkeys and fleas -- The jigger flea -- Public estimate of the value of science -- The common house-fly and others -- Cerebral inhibition -- Colour-photography and photographs of Mars -- Origin of names by errors in copying -- False news as to extinct monsters -- Mistletoe and holly -- The cattle show -- The experimental method -- Hypnotism and an experiment on the influence of the magnet -- Luminous owls and other luminous animals and plants -- Reminiscences of Lord Kelvin -- The so-called jargon of science -- Rats and the plague -- Ancient temples and astronomy -- Alchemists of to-day and yesterday -- A story of sham diamonds and pearls -- The nature of pearls -- A king who was a zoologist -- The transmission to offspring of acquired qualities -- Variation and selection among living things -- The movement, growth, and dwindling of glaciers -- Votes for women -- Tobacco and the history of smoking -- Cruelty, pain, and knowledge.
Language English
LoC Class Q: Science
Subject Science
Subject Natural history
Category Text
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