« EelmineJätka »
He went, he lectured, he was generously, and even enthusiastically received by the warm-hearted Australian Colonists in South Australia, Victoria, and New South Wales. He has returned with refreshed mental and bodily vigour.
But, meantime, a well-known correspondent of this magazine, Mr. J. W. Buck, B.Sc., &c., was kind enough to act as Editorial locumtenens, and he performed his work so well that the Editor feels he could not honestly write this Preface to the Annual Volume without recognising it.
The mere fact that we are now chronicling our “Coming of Age,” reminds us of the almost numberless competitors for public favour which “twenty-one ” years of active Scientific and Literary life in England must necessarily develop: Consequently, it is a proud thing to say, on the part of the Editor, that our Magazine was never so popular, never so much appreciated, never so widely circulated all over the world—in all the eventful years of its history—as it is at the time of publication of its Twenty-first Volume.
Nothing shall be wanting on the part of the Editor to enlarge the sphere, and intensify the operations of this Magazine for the future. His office is smoothed by the generous patience and kindness of his multitudinous Correspondents, who are aware that all their communications cannot appear in the next number—as well as by those patient students who understand the difficulty of answering hard questions in a moment.
We commence a New Era with our next volume. We are taking out a new Lease of Life. The last twenty-one years has seen a good deal of the effect of natural selection. Hosts of magazines with a similar scope to ours have appeared-and dis-appeared. We recognise the vital fact that for a magazine to live, it must prove itself worthy of life!
Our intentions for the next volume are that our literary manhood shall be fully maintained. Will our numerous readers, all over the world, help us to carry out our intentions, by also aiding in the circulation of SCIENCE-GOSSIP ?
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
Acrodus Anningiæ, JAW OF, 109
Orobanche rapum, 157
Orthacanthus, section of spine, 156
Palæospinax priscus, TEETH AND DO SAL
SPINES OF, 156. Adiantum flabellulatum, 133
Parexus incuruus, Outline of, 271
Pecten quadricostatus, 12
Petalodus acuminatus, 156
Hyalina glabra, cellaria, Draparnaldi, Petalorhynchus psittacinus, Teeth of, 228 Ammonites varicosus, 13
nitidula var. fasciata, 225
Physa acuta and fontinalis, 77
Pleuracanthus lævissimus, Spine and Anemone pulsatilla, 84
section of ditto, 156 Anemone montana, 84 Inoceramus conce itricus, 28
Polyrhizodus radicans, Tooth of, 228 Anthomyia meteorica, teeth of, 4
Pristis, Head and rostrum, 228 Anthracosia ovata, 32
Janassa, Dental Series AND SUCCESSION Pristis Hastingsia, Tooth, 228 Aporrhais Parkinsonii, 28
of Teeth, 228
Pteris semi-pinnata and serrulata, 149 Arion, sp., 225
Ptychodus ; Diagram of Dentition, 109 Arum maculatum, papillæ and spadix, 80 Lathræa squamaria, 173
Ptychodus mammillaris, Touth oi, 108 Arum maculatum, plant, corms, starch, Leucochroa candidissima, 225
Ptychodus polygyrus, Touth of, 109 &c., 60, 61
Limnæa glutinosa, monst. intortum; pa- Puccinia Sonchi, 9 Asplenium Japonicum, 149
lustris, monst. turritum peregra var.
Pulex irritans, Development of, 252–3
labiosa; peregra small var.; stagnalis Botys hyalinalis, EMBRYOLOGY OF, 33 var, expansa and var. elegantula; var., Brainea insignis, 220
Raia antiqua, DermAL TUBERCLE OF, 228 Broom-rape, 157
Limnæa stagnalis, monst. scalariforme, Royston Crow, 129
77 Cardium Hillanum, 12 Lindsæa flabellulata, 133
Sarcophaga carnaria, TEETH OF, 132 Carica Papaya, Fruit and Leaf, 249 Lindsæa heterophylla, 133
Scatophaga stercoraria, Teeth of, 59
Siphonia pyriformis, 12
Sponge spicules, Fossil 13
Squaloraja polyspondyla, Skeletal parts
MALVERN Hills, DIAGRAMMATIC Sec- Staurosira Harrisonii, var. amphitetras, Cuscuta Epithymum, 173
TION OF, 125
37 Meniscium simplex, 177
Stenog yra decollata, 77
Merganser, The Red-breasted, 181 Stictodiscus Californicus, 135
Stomoxys calcitrans, mouth of, 152
and teeth, 153 Diatoms, Diagram of movements, 188 Microtome, Inexpensive, 8
Strophodus as per
favosus, and reticulatus Dicksonia Barometz, 220 Mistletoe, 173
Teeth of, 108
Strophodus medius, Jaw of, 108
Sunflower Bracts, stamens, &c., 204 Drepanephorus canaliculatus, Teeth and Muscari racemosum, 244
Surirella clementis, 37 dorsal spines of, 156
Myliobates, Teeth of, 270
Turritella granulata, 12 Exogyra conica, 12
OBSERVATORY TROUGH, 135 FLEA, COMMON; DEVELOPMENT OF, Onchus, Spine of, 271
Valvata piscinalis, 77 152-3 Oracanthus Milleri, 271
Viscum album, 173
Orchis mascula, anthers and pollinium,
Zygobatis, Teeth of, 271
LIST OF COLOURED PLATES.
Eggs of Parasite of Vulture.
To face page 265
Seeds of Love-lies-bleeding
To face page 121
145 169 97 25 217