Science from an Easy Chair by Sir E. Ray Lankester

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Author Lankester, E. Ray (Edwin Ray), Sir, 1847-1929
LoC No. 10024460
Title Science from an Easy Chair
Contents Science and practice -- University training -- Darwin's theory -- Darwin's discoveries -- Darwin's theory unshaken -- Metchnikoff and Tolstoi -- The land of azure blue -- Fresh-water jelly-fishes -- The story of the common eel -- Modern horses and their ancestors -- A rival of the fabled upas tree -- Poisons and stings of plants and animals -- The dragon: a fancy or a fact -- Oysters -- Maternal care and molluscs -- The heart's beat -- Sleep -- The universal structure of living things -- Protoplasm, life and death -- Chemistry and protoplasm -- The simplest living things -- Tadpoles and frogs -- About the stars -- Comets -- About cholera -- Sea-breezes, mountain air, and ozone -- Oxygen gas for athletes and others -- Sparrows, trout, and selective breeding -- The feeble-minded -- Death-rates -- Gossamer -- The jumping bean -- Protective colouring in animals -- Hop-blight -- Green-flies, plant-lice, and parthenogenesis -- The deadly Phylloxera -- Clothes moths -- Stone and wood borers -- Christmas fare -- The origin of opium -- The most ancient men -- The cave-men's skulls -- More about the Neander Men.
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Language English
LoC Class Q: Science
Subject Science
Subject Natural history
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EBook-No. 57136
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Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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