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A treatise on the sublime science of heliography, satisfactorily demonstrating our great orb of light, the sun, to be absolutely no other than a body of ice! Overturning all the received systems of the universe hitherto extant, proving the celebrated and indefatigable Sir Isaac Newton, in his theory of the solar system, to be as far distant from the truth, as any of the heathen authors of Greece or Rome
- Palmer, Charles (Accountant)
Philosophical dissertations, with proper reflections : proving I. The non-eternity of matter and that there is a vacuum. II. That there must necessarily be one self-existent being in three self-existent properties ... III. That the light and heat of the sun ... are purely spiritous ... IV. That the soul is immortal
- Parker, Benjamin, -1747.
Danae racemosa (L.) Moench Asparagaceae. Alexandrian or Poet's laurel. Distribution: Turkey to Iran. A monotypic genus with supreme adaptation to dry conditions, bearing its flowers and fruits on phylloclades, leaf like expanded stems. The phylloclades are too thick for sunlight to pass through so have chlorophyll containing cells on both sides (the cells in the middle do not) and stomata on both sides to facilitate CO2 diffusion into the plant. Photographed in the Medicinal Garden of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
- Dr Henry Oakeley