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PAGE on some new Boreal formsthe nearly perfect skeletons of Surf
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Mr J Wyllie on some Old Red Sandstone Fossils 126
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Dr Dickie on the Structure of the Shell in some Species of Pecten 147 Dr Dickie on the Structure of the Shell in some Species of Pecten
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W Peach on the Zoophytes of Caithness 155
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Dr Richard Fowlers Second Physiological Attempt to unravel some of
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Mr J D MACDONALD on the Homologies of the Coats of Tunicata with
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Mr W E C Nourse on the Organs of the Senses and on the Mental Percep
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Baron de Bode on the Country to the West of the Caspian Sea 177
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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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Mr John Stuart on the Sculptured Stones of Scotland 197
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Rey W Caine on the Progress of Public Opinion with respect to the Evils
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Mr J Pope Hennessy on some Results of the Society of Arts Examinations 214
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Dr MacGowan on the Trade Currency of China with specimens of the coin
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Mr Robert AYTOUN on a Safety Cage for Miners
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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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Professor BENNETT on the Structure of the NerveTubes 265
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Mr T Davies on the Diurnal Variation of the Barometer
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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 289 - 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 286 - 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 287 - 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 90 - 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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