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Page lxi - Transactions : — •" to give a stronger impulse and more systematic direction to scientific inquiry...
Page xvii - 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 xvii - Associates for the year, subject to the approval of a General Meeting. COMPOSITIONS, SUBSCRIPTIONS, AND PRIVILEGES. LIFE MEMBERS shall pay, on admission, the sum of Ten Pounds. They shall receive gratuitously the Reports of the Association which may be published after the date of such payment. They are eligible to all the offices of the Association. ANNUAL SUBSCRIBERS shall pay, on admission, the sum of Two Pounds, and in each following year the sum of One Pound. They shall receive gratuitously the...
Page 291 - Committee on the Defects of the present methods of Measuring and Registering the Tonnage of Shipping, as also of Marine Engine-Power, and to frame more perfect rules, in order that a correct and uniform principle may be adopted to estimate the Actual Carrying Capabilities and Working-Power of Steam Ships; — Robert Were Fox, Report on the Temperature of some Deep Mines in Cornwall; — Dr.
Page 288 - Dove on his recently constructed Maps of the Monthly Isothermal Lines of the Globe, and on some of the principal Conclusions in regard to Climatology deducible from them ; with an introductory Notice by Lient.-Col.
Page liv - Action of Gases on Light 18 16 1 Establishment at Kew Observatory, Wages, Repairs, Furniture, and Sundries ... 133 4 7 Experiments by Captive Balloons ...., 81 8 0...
Page 289 - Registration of the Periodical Phenomena of Plants and Animals ; — Suggestions to Astronomers for the Observation of the Total Eclipse of the Sun on July 28, 1851.
Page 92 - I have thus failed to obtain satisfactory evidence in favour of the remote origin assigned to the human fossils of Le Puy, I am fully prepared to corroborate the conclusions which have been recently laid before the Royal Society by Mr Prestwich, in regard to the age of the flint implements associated in undisturbed gravel, in the north of France, with the bones of Elephants, at Abbeville, and Amiens.
Page xvii - Transactions, in the British Empire, shall be entitled, in like manner, to become Members of the Association. The Officers and Members of the Councils, or Managing Committees, of Philosophical Institutions shall be entitled, in like manner, to become Members of the Association. All Members of a Philosophical Institution recommended by its Council or Managing Committee shall be entitled, in like manner, to become Members of the Association. Persons not belonging to such Institutions shall be elected...
Page lxviii - Please to recollect that this species of bore is a most useful animal, well adapted for the ends for which Nature intended him. He alone, by constantly returning to the charge, and repeating the same truths and the same requests, succeeds in awakening attention to the cause which he advocates, and obtains that hearing which is granted him at last for selfprotection, as the minor evil compared to his importunity, but which is requisite to make his cause understood.