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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
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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
124
Report of Committee consisting of Professor Harkness and Mr William
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Report of the Committee consisting of the Rev H F BarnesLawrence
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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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Report of the Committee consisting of Professor Oatley 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
185
Report on the Present State of our Knowledge of the Crustacea Part
193
Report of a Committee consisting of Professor Rolleston MajorGeneral
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Second Report of the Committee consisting of Professor Sir William
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Keport on Sunspots and Rainfall By Charles Meldrum F R S
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Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors during the Year 187778 by
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Sixth Report of the Committee consisting of Sir John Lubbock Bart Pro
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F R S Sir
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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
441
On the Cause of Travelling Motion of Spheroidal Drops By G Johx
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MONDAY AUGUST 19 1878
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On a New Form of ElectroRegistering Apparatus By Denny Lane
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On the Eighteen Coordinates of a Conic in Space Bv William Srorris
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U On Halphens New Form of Cbasless Theorem on Systems of Conies
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On Certain Special Enumerations of Primes By J W L Glaisher
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TUESDAY AUGUST 20 1878
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Page 679 - 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 597 - MAY I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence ; live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self, In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Page 741 - Instruments; — William Fairbairn, on the Mechanical Properties of Metals as derived from repeated Meltings, exhibiting the maximum point of strength and the causes of deterioration ; — Robert Mallet, Third Report on the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena (continued).
Page 584 - And it came to pass at noon that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud : for he is a god ; either he is talking or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Page 743 - Report of the Joint Committee of the Royal Society and the British Association, for procuring a continuance of the Magnetic and Meteorological Observatories ;— R.
Page lvii - Council recommend the re-election of the ordinary Members of Council, with the addition of the gentlemen whose names are distinguished by an asterisk in the following list : — Abel, FA, Esq., FRS •Adams, Prof.
Page 647 - For practical purposes, political economy is inseparably intertwined with many other branches of social philosophy. Except on matters of mere detail, there are perhaps no practical questions, even among those which approach nearest to the character of purely economical questions, which admit of being decided on economical premises alone.
Page 31 - Conterminous with space and coeval with time is the kingdom of mathematics ; within this range her dominion is supreme ; otherwise than according to her order nothing can exist ; in contradiction to her laws nothing takes place. On her mysterious scroll is to be found, written for those who can read it, that which has been, that which is, and that which is to come.
Page 399 - ... 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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