My wife Judy, my children, and my friends urged me for some time to write
about my life and the fascinating period of science I was lucky to be part of.
For years I resisted, mainly because I was still fully occupied with research,
teaching, and various other commitments. I also felt it was not yet time to
look back instead of ahead. However, I slowly began to realize that, because
none of us knows how much time is still left, it might be ill advised to say ‘‘it
is not yet the right time.’’ I therefore started to collect material and to organize
my thoughts for...
ORCHARD, GARDEN, AND FIELD INSECTS SECTION XXXI. INSECTS IN GENERAL The farmer who has fought "bugs" on crop after crop needs no argument to convince him that insects are serious enemies to agriculture. Yet even he may be surprised to learn that the damage done by them, as estimated by good authority
The Art of Public Speaking men so enslaved. Why, how wrong it is! Let the man who loves his flag and believes in American principles endeavor with all his soul to bring the capitalist and the laboring man together until they stand side by side, and arm in arm, and work for the common good of humanity. He is an enemy to his country who sets capital against labor or labor against capital. Suppose I were to go down through this audience and ask you to introduce me to the great inventors who live here in Philadelphia. "The inventors of...
Sennacherib either failed to inherit his father's good fortune, or lacked his ability.* He was not deficient in
military genius, nor in the energy necessary to withstand the various enemies who rose against him at widely
removed points of his frontier, but he had neither the adaptability of character nor the delicate tact required to
manage successfully the heterogeneous elements combined under his sway.
The farmer who has fought "bugs" on crop after crop needs no argument to convince him that insects are serious enemies to agriculture. Yet even he may be surprised to learn that the damage done by them, as estimated by good authority, amounts to millions and millions of dollars yearly in the United States and Canada. Every one thinks he knows what an insect is. If, however, we are willing in this matter to make our notion agree with that of the people who have studied insects most and know them best, we must include among the true insects...