FOSSIL


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FOSSILFido/Opus/Seadog Standard Interface Layer
FOSSILForming Substrate Into Solid Immersion Lens
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These plains, however, had not always been equally destitute of wood, as was evident from the trunks of the trees which the travellers repeatedly met with, some still standing, others lying about in broken fragments, but all in a fossil state, having flourished in times long past.
Here, apparently, was the Palaeontological Section, and a very splendid array of fossils it must have been, though the inevitable process of decay that had been staved off for a time, and had, through the extinction of bacteria and fungi, lost ninety-nine hundredths of its force, was nevertheless, with extreme sureness if with extreme slowness at work again upon all its treasures.
I say, that when a man endures patiently what ought to be unendurable, he is a fossil."
Consequently evidence of their former existence could be found only amongst fossil remains, which are preserved, as we shall in a future chapter attempt to show, in an extremely imperfect and intermittent record.
Hence the chance of discovering species with transitional grades of structure in a fossil condition will always be less, from their having existed in lesser numbers, than in the case of species with fully developed structures.
Amongst existing Vertebrata, we find but a small amount of gradation in the structure of the eye, and from fossil species we can learn nothing on this head.
We told him not to be afraid, but to speak the plain truth: Was it the fossil of a pre-Adamite whale, or was it an early Roman coffin?
(It's noteworthy that in response to their severe air pollution, Mexico City and Sao Paulo have restricted people from using their personal vehicles on certain days of the week based on the last digit of their license plates.) The scientists estimate that the adoption of readily available technologies to lessen fossil fuel emissions--applied over the next two decades in these four cities alone--would avoid approximately 64,000 premature deaths, 65,000 chronic bronchitis cases, and 37 million days of work loss or other restricted activity.
From 1973 through 1998, the federal government spent $43.2 billion on nuclear energy, $21.1 billion on fossil energy and only $11.7 billion on renewable energy.
forest products is increasing by about 15 million metric tons/year--almost enough to offset the fossil C[O.sub.2] emissions from all U.S.
Fossil has a huge variety of watches and more than 500 styles, which are continuously added to, in fact Fossil has an affordable watch for every wrist.
The additional trees would help, but most of the impact would come from energy conservation and continued storage of the displaced carbon in fossil fuels.