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The Floating Egg

Author : Roger Osborne
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The Floating Egg begins with the search for an alchemist's secret, and ends with the re-imagination of a past world. Each chapter is connected to a particular corner of north-east England, and each explores the uncertain line where myth is dissolved into science, and belief gives way to knowledge. Different episodes show how the fall of Constantinople converted the common rock of the Yorkshire cliffs into a source of extraordinary wealth and power, and how this in turn uncovered the inhabitants of a succession of past worlds; how a stone falling from the sky near this same coast changed the minds of all the natural philosophers of Europe; and how a new science was born on the top of the tower of York Minster. We learn about the cloak-and-dagger world of fossil trading in the town of Whitby; and we see the entire life-work of a forgotten scientific genius who died from consumption at the age of twenty-five, having revolutionised his science. The stories move from documentary accounts to fictional recreations of historic events, from contemporary writing and illustrations to present-day reflection. By using different ways of describing the world of scientific endeavour, the author has produced a fascinating visually beautiful and highly entertaining book which allows us to witness the birth of a new science - the science of geology.

The Gatty Marine Laboratory and the Steps which Led to Its Foundation in the University of St Andrews

Author : William Carmichael McIntosh
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Pamphlets on Biology

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The Progressive Fish Culturist

Author : U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada

Author : Canada. Parliament
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"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.

Special Reports on I Practical Notes on the Culture of TroutII Peculiarities in the Breeding of Oysters III the Sardine Fishing Industry in New Brunswick

Author : Edward Ernest Prince
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A Water Resources Technical Publication

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The English Illustrated Magazine

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The Life histories of the British Marine Food fishes

Author : William Carmichael M'Intosh
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Annual Report of the Fishery Board for Scotland

Author : Scotland. Fishery Board
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Annual Report of the Fishery Board for Scotland for the Year Ended

Author : Fishery Board for Scotland
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Nature

Author : Sir Norman Lockyer
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Report

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The Natural History of the Marketable Marine Fishes of the British Islands

Author : Joseph Thomas Cunningham
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Annual Report

Author : Canada. Department of Marine
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Report

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Longman s Magazine

Author : Charles James Longman
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Annual Report of the Fishery Board of Scotland

Author : Fishery Board for Scotland
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The Journal of the National Fish Culture Association for 1887

Author : National Fish Culture Association of Gr. Brit. and Ireland
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The Journal of the National Fish Culture Association Including a Summary of Current Information on Fish Fish Culture and Fisheries

Author : National fish culture association
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