More Science from an Easy Chair by Sir E. Ray Lankester

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Author Lankester, E. Ray (Edwin Ray), Sir, 1847-1929
Title More Science from an Easy Chair
Contents A day in the Oberland -- Switzerland in early summer -- Gletsch -- The problem of the galloping horse -- The jewel in the toad's head -- Elephants -- A strange extinct beast -- Vegetarians and their teeth -- Food and cookery -- Smells and perfumes -- Kisses -- Laughter -- Fatherless frogs -- Primitive beliefs about fatherless progeny -- The pygmy races of men -- Prehistoric petticoats -- New Year's Day and the calendar -- Eastertide, shamrocks and spermaceti -- Museums -- The secret of a terrible disease -- Carriers of disease -- Immunity and curative inoculations -- The strange story of animal life in New Zealand -- The effacement of nature by man -- The extinction of the bison and of whales -- More about whales -- Misconceptions about science.
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Language English
LoC Class Q: Science
Subject Science
Subject Natural history
Category Text
EBook-No. 27015
Release Date
Most Recently Updated Jan 4, 2021
Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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