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THE

CANADIAN NATURALIST

AND GEOLOGIST:

A Bi-Monthly Journal of Natural Science,

CONDUCTED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE NATURAL

HISTORY SOCIETY OF MONTREAL.

NEW SERIES.-Vol. 1.

(WITH TWO MAPS.)

EDITING COMMITTEE.

General Editor: David A. P. WATT.
J. W. DAWSON, LL.D., F.R.S.,

E. BILLINGS, F.G.S.,
Principal of McGill College.

Geological Survey of Canada. T. STERRY HUNT, A.M., F.R.S.,

PROF. S. P. ROBBINS.
Geological Survey of Canada. I REV. ALEXANDER F. KEMP,

CHARLES SMALLWOOD, M.D., LL.D., D.C.L.

OMONTREAL: DAWSON BROTHERS, GREAT ST. JAMES STREET.

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Entered, according to Act of the Provincial Parliament, in the year

one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, by Daw3QN BROTHERS, in the Office of the Registrar of the Province of Canada.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

Botanical Science-Record of Progress; By George Lawson, Ph. D.,

LL.D.........

.......... 1

Cave in Limestone near Montreal; By Mr. H. G. VennoR...........

Contributions to Lithology ; By Dr. T. Sterry Hunt, F.R.S.......

On Ocean Drifts and Currents, and their effects on Islands far

removed from Continents ; By J. Matthew Jones, F.L.S...... 37

Notes on the Silicification of Fossils; By Dr. T. Sterry Hunt, F.R.S. 46

Notes on the Geology and Botany of New Brunswick; By Professor

L. W. BAILEY......

On Pisciculture.....

........... 124

Contributions to Lithology; By Dr. T. STERRY Hunt, F.R.S....... 161

On the Chemistry of Manures.

.......... 97, 189

Elementary Views of the Classification of Animals ; By J. W. Daw-

son, LL.D., F.R.S ....................................... 241

On the Occurrence of Pieris Rapæ in Canada; By G. J. Bowles... 258

Synopsis of Canadian Ferns and Filicoid Plants ; By George LAW-

son, Ph. D., LL.D............

.......... 262

Observations on supposed Glacial Drift in the Labrador Peninsulu ;

By Henry YOULE HIND, M.A., F.R.G.S......... ............. 300

Description of two American Sponges; By Dr. J. S. BOWERBANK,

F.R.S........................

.............. 304

Michaux and his Journey in Canada ; By the Abbé Ovide BRUNET... 325

Reminiscences of Amherst College; By Edward Hitchcock, D.D.,

LL.D. (Reviewed)........................................ 337

Notes on the Habitats and Varieties of some Canadian Ferns; By

David R. McCORD, B.A.........

......... 354

On the Geology of Eastern New York ; By Professor James Hall

• and Sir William E. Logan...

............ 368

On the Fossils of the Genus Rusophycus ; By J. W. Dawson, LL.D.,

F.R.S.................

.......... 363, 458

Observations on Canadian Geographical Botany; By A. T. Drum-

MOND, B.A., LL.B.....

................ 405

On the Geology of the Ottawa Valley ; By J. A. Grant, M.D., F.G.S. 419

On Peat and its Uses ; By Dr. T. STerry Hunt, F.R.S............ 426

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