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Arrangement of the General Meetings
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REPORTS ON THE STATE OF SCIENCE
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Report of the Committee consisting of Professor CAYLEY Dr FARR Mr J L GLAIs HER Dr Pole Professor FULLER Professor A B W KEN
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Third Report of the Committee consisting of Dr Joule Professor Sir
102
Report on the best Means for the Development of Light from CoalGas
108
Fourteenth Report of the Committee for Exploring Kents Cavern Devon
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Fifth Report of a Committee consisting of Professor A S HERschEL M A
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Report of the Committee consisting of the Rev H F BARNEsLAwRENCE SPENCE BATE Esq H E DREsser Esq Sec Dr A GüNTHER J
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Report of the Anthropometric Committee consisting of Dr FARR Lord
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Report of the Committee consisting of Dr A W WILLIAMson Professor
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On Recent Improvements in the Port of Dublin By BINDON B STONEy
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º of the Committee consisting of Professor CAYLEY F R S Professor G Stokes F R S Professor H J S SMITH F R S Professor
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Eleventh Report of the Committee consisting of Professor EveRETT Professor
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Sixth Report of the Committee consisting of Professor PRESTwich Professor
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º on the Present State of our Knowledge of the Crustacea Part IV evelopment By C SPENCE BATE F R S
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Mr F G IIILTON PRICE appointed for the purpose of examining
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Second Report of the Committee consisting of Professor Sir WILLIAM
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Report on Sunspots and Rainfall By CHARLEs MELDRUM F R
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Sixth Report of the Committee consisting of Sir John LUBBock Bart Pro
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Motions produced by Dilute Acids on some Amalgam Surfaces By Robert
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On a Spectroscope of unusually large Aperture By G J Stoney
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neuse est extrêmement courte Par 1r J JANSSEN
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On Lead and Platinised Lead as a Substitute for Carbon and Platinised
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On the Eighteen Coordinates of a Conic in Space By WILLIAM Spottis
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On the Principal Screws of Inertia of a free or constrained Rigid Body
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On the Solution of a Differential Equation allied to Riccatis By J
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On the Motion of Two Cylinders in a Fluid By W M Hicks M A
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On the Influence of the Straits of Dover on the Tides of the British
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vacuo By DAVID GILL
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THURSDAY AUGUST 15 1878
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port of the Closetime Committee
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Notes on a case of Commensalism in the Holothuria By Dr A
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On the Nectar of Flowers By ALEX S WILsoN M A B Sc
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FRIDA F A UGUST 16 1878
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Flint Factories at Portstewart and elsewhere in the North of Ireland
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les Races Anciennes de lIrlande Utilité de létude des traditions
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º Flint Implements in Egypt and in Midian By Captain R F BURTON
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DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY AND Physiology
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The Intrinsic Muscles of the Mammalian Foot By D J CUNNINGHAM
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On a Direct Method for determining the Calorific Power of Alimentary
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SECTION E GEOGRAPHY
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Survey of Galilee By Lieut H H KITCHENER R E F R G S
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On the Progress in the Official Report of the Challenger Expedition
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Influence of the Straits of Dover on the Tides of the British Channel
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Address by Professor J K Ingram LL D M R I A President of the Section 041
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Report of Committee on Common Measure of Value in Direct Taxation
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Some Remarks on the Desirability of Simultaneous and Identical Legisla
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SECTION G MECHANICAL SCIENCE
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The Rainfall of Ireland By G J SYMoNs F R S 602
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Report of Committee on the Use of Steel for Structural Purposes
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On the Present State of Electric Lighting By JAMEs N S Hoolbred
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On the Dublin Waterworks By PARKE NEVILLE
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On the Discharge of Sewage in Tidal Rivers By HENRY L Aw
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On the Application of Copyliold Enfranchisement to long Leases in Ire
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Ieport of the Committee consisting of JAMEs R NAPIER F R S Sir
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Richthofen Prejevalsky and Lake Lob By E DELMAR Morg
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On Impediments to the prompt earn ing out of the principles conceded
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On the Climate of the British Islands Bv Professor Henry Hennessy
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Page 397 - ... resistance to flow towards the well as a centre from all directions in the surrounding rock. The flowing water, owing to the frictional resistance and capillary attraction of the rock, would assume the form of an irregular inverted cone, the apex of which would be the bottom of the suction pipe of the pump, and the base would be the stationary water level towards the surface of the rock. If the area which forms the base of the water cone is pervious all over to rain water, and remains uncovered,...
Page xxv - Committee, and will receive, on application to the Treasurer in the Reception Room, tickets entitling them to attend its Meetings. The Committees will take into consideration any suggestions which may be offered by their Members for the advancement of Science. They are specially requested to review the recommendations adopted at preceding...

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