Rivers of life, or, Sources and streams of the faiths of man in all lands : showing the evolution of faiths from the rudest symbolisms to the latest spiritual developments
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Monitoring costs and their implications for direct dischargers in the Ontario mineral industry : group "B", industrial minerals sector : report
- Author: Ontario. Municipal/Industrial Strategy for Abatement
- Genre: 1066-1485
On cover: MISA, Municipal/Industrial Strategy for Abatement On cover: Stopping water pollution at its source "November 1989." Includes bibliographical references.: p. 73-76 12
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: The intersecting lines, which divide them into squares of an inch and a half, are arranged in the direction of the four points of the compass. They are for the combined purpose of readily estimating the distance,each side of a square representing exactly half a mile,and of showing the direction, at a glance, to those who carry a compass, a practice which I strongly recommend. The greater number of visitors to the Forest come by railway. I have, therefore, as a rule, started and terminated each route at stations, generally on the same line of railway. It is obvious that the intelligent reader will be able to combine two or more of the routes to form a more extended expedition. Thus, after taking route G to High Beach, he can follow route K to Loughton, or route H to Epping. The small figures on the maps show the height in feet above high-water mark. The routes described are indicated by the red lines. Hard gravelled roads are coloured yellow. The small-scale index map opposite page 22 shows the position of all the railway stations relatively to the Forest. It also shows, for the benefit of those who drive, the chief roads of approach from London and Stratford. It should be borne in mind that the days when east wind prevails are the best for selecting those routes that command distant views. Winds from the west or south come laden with London smoke which obliterates them. ROUTE A LEYTONSTONE TO WANSTEAD PARK AND FOREST GATE 5j miles On leaving Leytonstone Station, cross the High Street, by the Red Lion Inn, and follow Harvey Road at right angles to it. This leads to the Avenues in 300 yards. These were planted 150years ago by Sir Josiah Child, and are now, unfortunately, in a very decaying condition. They are but the remnant of a large number which radi...
Foreign visitors in England, and what they have thought of us: being some notes on their books and their opinions during the last three centuries
"Bibliography of the works quoted in this volume": p.[viii]-xvi
CONTENTS PAGE W A FAMOU GR S E EK-AMERICAN-MichdA nagnos . . 11 THE MAN WHO INTRODU U C S E T D O THE BIRDS OF AMERICA-John James Audubon . . . . . . 20--3 INVENT O O F R TH E T E L E P H O N E - A GT- . . . . . . 30-THE M ANW HO MADE T HE FIRST R EALN EWSPAPER- James Gordon Bennett . . . . . . . . 40 ANOTHERG REATI NVENTOR-Emile Berliner . 46 6 - THE MAN WHO MADE THE MOST OF OPPORTUNITIES - Edward Bok . . . . . . . . . . 58 THE MAN W HO SAVED TH E UNIONN AVY I N 1862-JohnEricsson. . . . . . . . . . . 73. .-A SCOTCH-AMERICAPHNI LANTHROPIST-Andrew Car- negie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83- 4 A FRENC A H M ERICAWN HOA IDED T HE UNITEDS TATES - Stephen Girard . . . . . . . . . . 94 f THEB UILDER O F QHE PANAMCA c - G e o r gWe ash-Goethals . . . . . . . . . . 100 STATESMA OF N THE WORLD-Samuel . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 - A JOYO M U U S S I C I A N - A ldCsi dg e Grainger . . 118 A PLANETX PLORER-AM Ebbesen Hansen . . . 123-vii viii CONTENTS - AN EMPIR B E U ILDER-James Jerome Hill . . . 138 THE INVENT O O F R TH E FICTIO S N Y NDICATE-Sam el Sidney McClure . . . . . . . . . . 155 ---THE MAN WHO REVOLUTIONIZETDY PESETTIN Ottmar Mergenthaler . . . . . . . . . 167 A GREAT A M B - s s A D O R - HM o rg e nthau . . . 175 I THE F ATHE O R F THE YOSEMITE-John Muir . . . 184 FA JOURNA A L N I D S PTH ILANTHROPIST-JOS P itzer . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 FROM A SYRIA V N I LLAGE TO BOSTON-Abraham Mitrie Rihbany . . . . . . . . . . . 208 - A GREAT AMERICAN SCULPTOR-Augustus St. Gaudens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 6 F n l o u s f cH NT-AlexanderT urney Stewart . 259 THE SAVIO O R F BABIES-Nathan Straus . . . . 266 REAT ORCHESTRAL A R-TheodoreT homar . 272 AN ELECTRIC AILZ A R D - - - N Te sl a O . . . . 284 OUR FOREIGN BORN CITIZENS THE FIRST NATURALIST OF HIS TIME LOUIS AGASSIZ, WISH it may be said of Louis Agassiz that he was the first naturalist of his time, a good citizen, and a good son, beloved of all who knew him. Such was the expression of the lifepurpose of a young man at the age of twentyone, and in every way Jean Louis Rudolphe Agassiz attained the goal he had set before hirnself. Switzerland was the land of his birth. His father was a clergyman, his mother the daughter of a physician. They were his only teachers for the first ten years of his life. His love of natural history was early evident. The pet animals he had were not only an amusement and a pleasure,, but also a source of information, for he wa, s ever eager to observe their habits. From the freshwater fish in the Lake of Morat, on the shore of which was his home, he gained the beginnings of the wonderful knowledge of their characteristics which later in life so astonished the audiences to whom he lectured. 1 LOUIS AGASSIZ At the age of ten he was sent to the boys school at Bienne, where nine hours of study daily, alternated with intervals for rest and play, kept him busy and happy... --This text refers to the Paperback edition.