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Contents

Report on Field Experiments and Laboratory Researches on the Con
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Report on the Aberdeen Industrial Feeding Schools By ALEXANDER
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Dr S Macadam on the Analysis and Valuation of Manures
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On the Upper Silurians of Lesmahago Lanarkshire
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Experiments to determine the Efficiency of Continuous and Selfacting
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Report on a Series of Skulls of various Tribes of Mankind inhabiting
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Mr A Brady on the Elephant Remains at Ilford
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Report of the Committee consisting of Messrs Maskelyne Hadow
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Report of the Belfast Dredging Committee for 1859 By George C
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Mercantile Steam Transport Economy as affected by the Consumption
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Report on the present state of Celestial Photography in England
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Dr Dickie on the Structure of the Shell in some Species of Pecten
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On the Orders of Fossil and Recent Reptilia and their Distribution
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On some Results of the Magnetic Survey of Scotland in the years 1857
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The Patent Laws Report of Committee on the Patent Laws
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Mr John Stuart on the Sculptured Stones of Scotland
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An Account of the Construction of the Selfrecording Magnetographs
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Report on the Theory of Numbers Part I By H J Stephen Smith
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Mr A Balten on a Boatlowering Apparatus Page
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Professor Bennett on the Structure of the NerveTubes
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Report of the Committee on Steamship performance
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Report of the Proceedings of the Balloon Committee of the British
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MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS
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Professor J C Maxwell on the Dynamical Theory of Gases 9
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Professor J C Maxwell on the Mixture of the Coluurs of the Spectrum 15
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Mr Joun Smith on the Production of Colour and the Theory of Light 22
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Mr G V Towler on the Cause of Magnetism 28
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Methods of finding the Longitude 34
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Mr Daniel Vaughan on the Effects of the Earths Rotation on Atmospheric
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GEOLOGY
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Mr William Beattie Notice of a Bone Cave near Montrose
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Mr J W Dawsons Letter to Sir Charles Lyell on the occurrence of a Land
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Mr William Sydney GIBSON on some Basaltic Formations in Northumber
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Mr T F JAMIESON on the Connexion of the Granite with the Stratified Rocks
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Page on some new Boreal formsthe nearly perfect skeletons of Surf
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G Thost on the Rocks and Minerals in the Property of the Marquis
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Mr E J Lowe on the Temperature of the Flowers and Leaves of Plants 135
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ZOOLOGY
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Mr John Gould on the Varieties and Species of New Pheasants recently
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W Peach on the Zoophytes of Caithness 155
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Mr A Gages on the Comparative Action of Hydrocyanic Acid on Albumen
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Mr J D MACDONALD on the Homologies of the Coats of Tunicata with
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GEOGRAPHY AND ETHNOLOGY
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On the Application of Colonel Jamess Geometrical Projection of twothirds
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Mr Laurence Oliphant Notes on Japan 194
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Major Synge on the Rapid Communication between the Atlantic and the Pacific
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Sir John S FORBES on Popular Investments 209
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Mr R L JOHNSON on Decimal Coinage 215
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Dr MacGowan on the Trade Currency of China with specimens of the coin
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Mr Donald Bain on Harbours of Refuge 229
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Mr ALEXANDER Gerards experimental illustration of the Gyroscope 235
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Mr W J MacQuorn Rankine Condensed Abstract of a First Set of Expe
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Sir David Brewster on the Connexion between the Solar Spots and Magnetic
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Mr CROMWELL F Varley on some of the Methods adopted for ascertaining
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Mr Walter Crum on the Ageing of Mordants in Calico Printing 258
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Moore on the supposed Wealden and other Beds near Elgin 264
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on the Origin of Morbid Growths with reference to the Con
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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.

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