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Page v - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another, and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain a more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page xii - On the state of our knowledge respecting the Magnetism of the Earth, by SH Christie, MA, FRS, Professor of Mathematics, Woolwich.
Page 7 - ... views of Professors Daubeny and Bischoff, every spring is to be regarded as Thermal, whose temperature exceeds the atmospheric mean of the region in which it is situated : and in conformity with this definition, the former of these philosophers has proposed, " in constructing a scale of temperature in regard to them, to calculate it not by their actual warmth, but by the degree of their excess above the mean of the climate.
Page 120 - I am not prepared," he adds in a note, "to offer any very decided opinion as to the precise nature or use of these decidual cotyledons (for to that name their form, as well as their situation, appears strictly to entitle them) ; but from having on more than one occasion observed within their cavity a milky or chylous fluid, I am disposed to consider them reservoirs for nutrient fluids separated from the maternal blood, to be thence absorbed for the suppoit and development of the ovum.
Page 305 - Apparently he was not aware that the criterion for determining when this is so, depends solely on the intrinsic character of the equation to be transformed. It should have been noticed before that when two of the roots in the given quintic are equal the quadratic surface represented by the...
Page 120 - ... in its substance; they then expand or belly out a little, and again grow smaller towards their outer or uterine end, which, in by far the greater number of them, is an open mouth when separated from the uterus; how it may be while they are adherent I cannot at present say.
Page 201 - The only fresh water fish which is unequivocally common to the two continents is the common pike, (esox lucius,) and it is curious that this fish is unknown to the westward of the Rocky Mountains, on the very coast that approaches nearest to the old continent.
Page 147 - To ascertain what useful articles are produced in countries possessing climates resembling those of the different parts of India which are not known to that country, and vice versa ; to consider the means of transplanting the productions and transferring the processes of one country to another, and to encourage and facilitate all useful interchanges of that nature.