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Notes on the Bure Valley Beds and the Westleton Beds By IIORACE
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Address by the President C WILLIAM SIEMENS Esq D C L Oxon
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Report of the Committee consisting of Professor G CAREY FOSTER treste
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Report of the Committee consisting of Professor SCHTSTER Secret
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Report of the Committee consisting of Professor DEWAR Dr W
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Eizhth Repuit of the Committee consisting of Professor E HULL the
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Lot of the Committee consisting of Dr H C SORBY Professor
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Tai Report of the Committee consisting of Dr H C SORBY
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Paninarr Report of the Committee consisting of Professor W C WIL
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inary Report of the Committee consisting of Mr R MELDOLA General
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Second Report of the Committee consisting of Mr SCLATER Mr HOWARD
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Report of the Committee consisting of Lieut Col GODWINAUSTEN Dr
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Report of the Committee consisting of the late Professor F M BALFOUR
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Report of the Committee consisting of JAMES GLAISIIER Secretary the
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Report of the Committee consisting of Mr JAMES HEYWOOD Mr WILLIAM
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Beart of the Committee consisting of Sir JOSEPH WHITWORTH Dr C
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1 the Boiling Points and Vapour Tension of Mercury of Sulphur and
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List of Works on the Geology and Paläontology of Oxfordshire of Berkshire
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Vites on the oldest Records of the Sea Route to China from Western Asia
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The Dewets of Vrica and Asia By P DE TCHINATCHEF Member of
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State of Crime in England Scotland and Ireland in 1880 By Professor
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SECTION A MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE
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On a new Hand DynamoMachine By W II PREECE F R S
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On the Rectifiable Spherical Epicycloid or Involute of a Small Circle
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Second Report of the Committee on Meteoric Dust
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for use in Electrical Measurements
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A Numerical Estimate of the Rigidity of the Earth By G H DARWIN
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Page 647 - Engineer, being the art of directing the Great Sources of Power in Nature for the use and convenience of man, as the means of production and of traffic in states both for external and internal trade, as applied in the construction of roads, bridges, aqueducts, canals, river navigation and docks, for internal intercourse and exchange and in the...
Page lxiv - Committee appointed for the purpose of recording the Position, Height above the Sea, Lithological Characters, Size, and Origin of the Erratic Blocks of England, Wales, and Ireland, reporting other matters of interest connected with the same, and taking measures for their Preservation, 219.— W.
Page xxiv - General Secretaries, British Association, 22 Albemarle Street, London, W. For Section ' If it should be inconvenient to the Author that his paper should be read on any particular days, he is requested to send information thereof to the Secretaries in a separate note.
Page xxi - 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 329 - A Geological Essay on the Imperfect Evidence in Support of a Theory of the Earth, deducible either from its General Structure or from the Changes produced on its Surface by the operation of Existing Causes.
Page 336 - First Report of the Commissioners appointed to inquire into the best means of preventing the pollution of Rivers (River Thames).
Page xxv - Committee (vide p. xxiii), 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 Meetings, as published in the volumes of the Association and the communications made to the Sections at this Meeting, for the purposes of selecting...
Page l - The Scientific Use of the Imagination. Stream-lines and Waves, in connection with Naval Architecture. Some Recent Investigations and Applications of Explosive Agents. The Relation of Primitive to Modern Civilisation.
Page 33 - We shall thus find that in the great workshop of nature there are no lines of demarcation to be drawn between the most exalted speculation and common-place practice, and that all knowledge must lead up to one great result, that of an intelligent recognition of the Creator through His works.
Page 296 - O, reason not the need ! Our basest beggars Are in the poorest thing superfluous. Allow" not nature more than nature needs, Man's life is cheap as beast's.

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