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Thompson, Report on the Fauna of Ireland : Div. Invertebrata ;-Provisional Reports, and Notices of Progress in Special Researches entrusted to Committees and Individuals.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Earl of Rosse's.Address, and Recommentdations of the Association and its Committees,

PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTEENTH MEETING, at York, 1844, Published at £i.

Contents:-W. B. Carpenter, on the Microscopic Structure of Shells ;-J. Alder and A. Hancock, Report on the British Nudibranchiate Mollusca ;-R. Hunt, Researches on the Influence of Light on the Germination of Seeds and the Growth of Plants;- Report of a Committee appointed by the British Association in 1840, for revising the Nomenclature of the Stars ;-Lt.-Col. Sabine, on the Meteorology of Toronto in Canada ;–J. Blackwall, Report on some recent researches into the Structure, Functions, and Economy of the Araneider made in Great Britain ;-Earl of Rosse, on the Construction of large Reflecting Telescopes; --Rev. W. V. Harcourt, Report on a Gas-furnace for Experiments on Vitrifaction and other Applications of High Heat in the Laboratory ;-Report of the Committee for Registering Earthquake Shocks in Scotland ;-Report of a Committee for Experiments on Steam-Engines; -Report of the Committee to investigate the Varieties of the Human Race ;-Fourth Report of a Committee appointed to continue their Experiments on the Vitality of Seeds ;-W. Fairbairn, on the Consumption of Fuel and the Prevention of Smoke ;-F. Ronalds, Report con. cerning the Observatory of the British Association at Kew ;-Sixth Report of the Committee appointed to conduct the Cooperation of the British Association in the System of Simulta. neous Magnetical and Meteorological Observations: Prof. Forchhainmer on the influence of Fucoidal Plants upon the Formations of the Earth, on Metamorphism in general, and particularly the Metamorphosis of the Scandinavian Alum Slate ;-H. E. Strickland, Report on the recent Progress and Present State of Ornithology ;-T. Oldham, Report of Committee appointed to conduct Observations on Subterranean Temperature in Ireland ;-Prof. Owen, Report on the Extinct Mammals of Australia, with descriptions of certain Fossils indicative of the former existence in that continent of large Marsupial Representatives of the Order Pachydermata ;-W. S. Harris, Report on the working of Whewell and Osler's Anemometers at Plymouth, for the years 1841, 1842, 1843 ;-W. R. Birt, Report on Aimospheric Waves; -L. Agassiz, Rapport sur les Poissons Fossiles de l'Argile de Londres, with translation ;-). S. Russell, Report on Waves ;--- Provisional Reports, and Notices of Progress in Special Re. searches entrusted to Committees and Individuals.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Dean of Ely's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTEENTH MEETING, at Cambridge, 1845, Published at 12s.

Contents:-Seventh Report of a Committee appointed to conduct the Cooperation of the British Association in the System of Simultaneous Magnetical and Meteorological Observations ;-Lt. Col. Sabine, on some points in the Meteorology of Bombay ;-J. Blake, Report on the Physiological Actions of Medicines ;-Dr. Von Boguslawski, on the Comet of 1843; —R. Hunt, Report on the Actinograph ;--Prof. Schönbein, on Ozone ;-Prof. Erman, on the Influence of Friction upon Thermo-Electricity ;-Baron Senftenberg, on the SeifRegistering Meteorological Instruments employed in the Observatory at Senftenberg;W. R. Birt, Second Report on Atmospheric Waves;-G. R. Porter, on the Progress and Present Extent of Savings Banks in the United Kingdom ;- Prof. Bunsen and Dr. Playfair, Report on the Gases evolved from Iron Furnaces, with reference to the Theory of So.elting of Iron ;-Dr. Richardson, Report on the Ichthyology of the Seas of China and Japan ;Report of the Committee on the Registration of Periodical Phenomena of Animals and Vegetables ;-Fifth Report of the Committee on the Vitality of Seeds ;- Appendix, &c.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Sir J. F. W. Herschel's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTEENTH MEETING, at Southampton, 1846, Published at 15s.

CONTENTS:-G. G, Stokes, Report on Recent Researches in Hydrodynamics ;-Sixth Report of the Committee on the Vitality of Seeds ;-Dr. Schunck, on the Colouring Matters of Madder ;-J. Blake, on the Physiological Action of Medicines ;—R. Hunt, Report on the Accinograph ;-R. Hunt, Notices on the Influence of Light on the Growth of Plants ;-R. L. Ellis, on the Recent Progress of Analysis ;— Prof. Forchhammer, on Comparative Analytical

Researches on Sea Water ;-A. Erman, on the Calculation of the Gaussian Constants for 1829;-G. R. Porter, on the Progress, present Amount, and probable future Condition of the Iron Manufacture in Great Britain ;-W. R. Birt, Third Report on Atmospheric Waves ;Prof. Owen, Report on the Archetype and Homologies of the Vertebrate Skeleton ; J. Phillips, on Anemometry;–J. Percy, M.D., Report on the Crystalline Flags;—Addenda to Mr. Birt's Report on Atmospheric Waves.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Sir R. I. Murchison's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENTEENTH MEETING, at Oxford, 1847, Published at 18s.

Contents:—Prof. Langberg, on the Specific Gravity of Sulphuric Acid at different degrees of dilution, and on the relation, which exists between the Development of Heat and i he coincident contraction of Volume in Sulphuric Acid when mixed with Water ;-fi. Hunt, Researches on the Influence of the Solar Rays on the Growth of Plants ;--R, Mallet, on the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena ;--Prof. Nilsson, on the Primitive Inhabitants of Scandinavia ;-W. Hopkins, Report on the Geological Theories of Elevation and Earthquakes ;

-Dr. W. B. Carpenter, Report on the Microscopic Structure of Shells ;-Rev. W. Whewell and Sir James C. Ross, Report upon the Recommendation of an Expedition for the purpose of completing our knowledge of the Tides; Dr. Schunck, on Colouring Matters;-Seventh Report of the Committee on the Vitality of Seeds ;--J. Glynn, on the Turbine or Horizontal Water-Wheel of France and Germany :-Dr. R. G. Latham, on the present state and recent progress of Ethnographical Philology ;-Dr.J.C. Prichard, on the various methods of Research which contribute to the Advancement of Ethnology, and of the relations of that Science to other branches of Knowledge ;-Dr. C. C. J. Bunsen, on the results of the recent Egyptian researches in reference to Asiatic and African Ethnology, and the Classification of Languages;

-Dr. C. Meyer, on the Importance of the Study of the Celtic Language as exhibited by the Modern Celtic Dialects still extant;-Dr. Max Müller, on the Relation of the Bengali to the Arian and Aboriginal Languages of India ;-W. R. Birt, Fourth Report on Atmospheric Waves ;-Prof. W. H. Dove, Temperature Tables, with Introductory Remarks by Lieut.-Col. E. Sabine ;--A. Erman and H. Petersen, Third Report on the Calculation of the Gaussian Constants for 1829.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Sir Robert Harry Inglis's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTEENTH MEETING, at Swansea, 1848, Published at 9s.

CONTENTS:—Rev. Prof. Powell, A Catalogue of Observations of Luminous Meteors ; J. Glynn on Water-pressure Engines;—R. A. Smith, on the Air and Water of Towns;-Eighth Report of Committee on the Growth and Vitality of Seeds ;-W. R. Birt, Fifth Report on Ate mospheric Waves ;-E. Schunck, on Colouring Matters ;-J. P. Budd, on the advantageous use made of the gaseous escape from the Blast Furnaces at the Ystaly fera Iron Works;-R. Hunt, Report of progress in the investigation of the Action of Carbonic Acid on the Growth of Plants allied to those of the Coal Formations ;-Prof. H. W. Dove, Supplement to the Ter:perature Tables printed in the Report of the British Association for 1847 ;-Remarks by Pror. 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 in. troductory Notice by Lt.-Col. E. Sabine ;-Dr. Daubeny, on the progress of the investigation on the Influence of Carbonic Acid on the Growth of Ferns;-J. Phillips, Notice of further progress in Anemometrical Researches;-Mr. Mallet's Letter to the Assistant-General Secre. tary;--A. Erman, Second Report on the Gaussian Constants ;-Report of a Committee relative to the expediency of recommending the continuance of the Toronto Magnetical and Meteorological Observatory until December 1850.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, the Marquis of Northampton's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS of the NINETEENTH MEETING, at Birmingham, 1849, Published at 108.

CONTENTS:-Rev. Prof. Powell, A Catalogue of Observations of Luminous Meteors ;-Earl of Rosse, Notice of Nebulæ lately observed in the Six-feet Reflector ;-Prof. Daubeny, on the Influence of Carbonic Acid Gas on the health of Plants, especially of those allied to the Fossil Remains found in the Coal Formation ;-Dr. Andrews, Report on the Heat of Combination : -Report of the Committee on the Registration of the Periodic Phenomena of Plants and Animals ;-Ninth Report of Committee on Experiments on the Growth and Vitality of Seeds; -F. Ronalds, Report concerning the Observatory of the British Association at Kew, froin Aug. 9, 1848 to Sept. 12, 1849 ;-—R. Mallet, Report on the Experimental Inquiry on Railway Bur Corrosion ;-W. R. Birt, Report on the Discussion of the Electrical Observations at Kew.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, the Rev. T. R. Robinson's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTIETH MEETING, at Edinburgh, 1850, Published at 15s. (Out of Print.)

Contents:-R. Mallet, First Report on the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena ;-—Rev. Prof. Powell, on Observations of Luminous Meteors ;-Dr. T. Williams, on the Structure and History of the British Annelida ; T. C. Hunt, Results of Meteorological Observations taken at St. Michael's from the 1st of January, 1840 to the 31st of December, 1849;-R. Hunt, on the present State of our Knowledge of the Chemical Action of the Solar Radiations ;-Tenth Report of Committee on Experiments on the Growth and Vitality of Seeds;—Major-Gen. Briggs, Report on the Aboriginal Tribes of India ;—F. Ronalds, Report concerning the Ob. servatory of the British Association at Kew ;-E. Forbes, Report on the Investigation of British Marine Zoology by means of the Dredge ;-R. MacAndrew, Notes on the Distribution and Range in depth of Mollusca and other Marine Animals, observed on the coasts of Spain, Por. tugal, Barbary, Malta, and Southern Italy in 1849 ;-Prof. Allman, on the Present State of our Knowledge of the Freshwater Polyzoa ;-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.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Sir David Brewster's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OP the TWENTY-FIRST MEETING, at Ipswich, 1851, Published at 16s. 6d.

CONTENTS:-Rev. Prof. Powell, on Observations of Luminous Meteors ;-Eleventh Re. port of Comınittee on Experiments on the Growth and Vitality of Seeds ;-Dr. J. Drew, on the Climate of Southampton ;--Dr. R. A. Smith, on the Air and Water of Towns : Action of Porous Strata, Water and Organic Matter ;-Report of the Committee appointed to consider the probable Effects in an Economical and Physical Point of View of the Destruction of Tropical Forests ;-A. Henfrey, on the Reproduction and supposed Existence of Sexual Organs in the Higher Cryptogamous Plants ;-Dr. Daubeny, on the Nomenclature of Organic Compounds ;-Rev. Dr. Donaldson, on two unsolved Problems in Indo-German Philology ;Dr. T. Williams, Report on the British Annelida;-—R. Mallet, Second Report on the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena ;-Letter from Prof. Henry to Col. Sabine, on the System of Meteorological Observations proposed to be established in the United States ;-Col. Sabine, Report on the Kew Magnetographs ;-J. Welsh, Report on the Performance of his three Magnetographs during the Experimental Trial at the Kew Observatory ;-F. Ronalds, Report concerning the Observatory of the British Association at Kew, from September 12, 1850 to July 31, 1851;-Ordnance Survey of Scotland.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Prof. Airy's Address, and Recom. mendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS of the TWENTY-SECOND MEETING, at Belfast, 1852, Published at 15s.

CONTENTS:-R. Mallet, Third Report on the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena ;—Twelfth Report of Committee on Experiments on the Growth and Vitality of Seeds ;-Rev. Prof. Powell, Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1851–52;—Dr. Gladstone, on the In. fluence of the Solar Radiations on the Vital Powers of Plants ;-A Manual of Ethnological Inquiry ;-Col. Sykes, Mean Teniperature of the Day, and Monthly Fall of Rain at 127 Sta. tions under the Bengal Presidency ;-Prof. J. D. Forbes, on Experiments on the Laws of the Conduction of Heat;-R. Hunt, on the Chemical Action of the Solar Radiations;-Dr. Hodges, on the Composition and Economny of the Flax Plant;-W. Thompson, on the Freshwater Fishes of Ulster;-W. Thompson, Supplementary Report on the Fauna of Ireland;-W. Wills, on the Meteorology of Biriningham;-). Thomson, on the Vortex-Water-Wheel;-). B. Lanes and Dr. Gilbert, on the Composition of Foods in relation to Respiration and tlie Feeding of Animals.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Colonel Sabine's address, and Reconle mendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-THIRD MEETING, at Hull, 1853, Published at 10s. 6d.

Contents:-Rev. Prof. Powell, Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1852-53; -James Oldham, on the Physical Features of the Humber;-James Oldham, on the Rise, Progress, and Present Position of Steam Navigation in Hull ;-William Fairbairn, Experi. mental Researches to determine the Strength of Locomotive Boilers, and the causes which lead to Explosion ;-). J. Sylvester, Provisional Report on the Theory of Determinants; Professor Hodges, M.D., Report on the Gases evolved in Steeping Flax, and on the Composition and Economy of the flax Plant;-Thirteenth Report of Committee on Experiments on the Growth and Vitality of Seeds ;-Robert Hunt, on the Chemical Action of the Solar Radiations; -John P. Bell, M.D., Observations on the Character and Measurements of Degradation of the Yorkshire Coast; First Report of Committee on the Physical Character of the Moon's Surface, as compared with that of the Earth ;-R. Mallet, Provisional Report on Earthquake Wave-Transits; and on Seismometrical Instruments ;-William Fairbairii, 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).

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Mr. Hopkins's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-FOURTH MEETING, at Liverpool, 1854, Published at 188.

CONTENTS:—R. Mallet, Tbird Report on the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena (continued); -Major-General Chesney, on the Construction and General Use of Efficient Life-Boats;-Rev, Prof. Powell, Third Report on the present State of our Knowledge of Radiant Heat ;-Colonel Sabine, on some of the results obtained at the British Colonial Magnetic Observatories ;Colonel Portlock, Report of the Committee on Earthquakes, with their proceedings respecting Seismometers ;-Dr. Gladstone, on the influence of the Solar Radiations on the Vital Powers of Plants, Part 2;—Rev. Prof. Powell, Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1853–54; - Second Report of the Committee on the Physical Character of the Moon's Surface ;-W.G. Armstrong, on the Application of Water- Pressure Machinery ;-J. B. Lawes and Dr. Gilbert, on the Equivalency of Starch and Sugar in Food :— Archibald Smith, on the Deviations of the Compass in Wooden and Iron Ships ;- Fourteenth Report of Committee on Experiments on the Growth and Vitality of Seeds.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, the Earl of Harrowby's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-FIFTH MEETING, at Glasgow, 1855, Published at 158.

CONTENTS :-T. Dobson, Report on the Relation between Explosions in Coal-Mines and Revolving Storms;-Dr. Gladstone, on the Influence of the Solar Radiations on the Vital Powers of Plants growing under different Atmospheric Conditions, Part 3;-C. Spence Bate, on the British Edriophthalma ;-J. F. Bateman, on the present state of our knowledge on the Supply of Water to Towns ;- Fifteenth Report of Committee on Experiments on the Growth and Vitality of Seeds ;-Rev. Prof. Powell, Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1854–55; - Report of Committee appointed to inquire into the best means of ascertaining those properties of Metals and effects of various modes of treating them which are of importance to the durability and efficiency of Artillery ;- Rev. Prof. Henslow, Report on Typical Objects in Natural History ;-A. Follett Osler, Account of the Self-Registering Anemometer and RainGauge at the Liverpool Observatory ;-Provisional Reports.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, the Duke of Argyll's Address, and Recon mendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE IWENTY-SIXTH MEETING, at Cheltenham, 1856, Published at 18s.

CONTENTS:- Report from the Committee appointed to investigate and report upon the effects produced upon the Channels of the Mersey by the alterations which within the last fifty years have been made in its Banks; - J. Thomson, Interim Report on progress in Researches on the Measurement of Water by Weir Boards ;-- Dredging Report, Frith of Clyde, 1856 :--Rev. B. Powell, Report on Cbservations of Luminous Meteors, 1855-1856 ;-Prof. Bunsen and Dr. H. E. Roscoe, Photochemical Researches ;-Rev. James Booth, on the Trigo. nometry of the Parabola, and the Geon.etrical Origin of Logarithms ;--R. MacAndrew, Report on the Marine Testaceous Mollusca of the North-east Atlantic and Neighbouring Seas, and the physical conditions affecting their development;-P. P. Carpenter, Report on the present state of our knowledge with regard to the Mollusca of the West Coast of North America ;T. C. Eyton, Abstract of First Report on the Oyster Beds and Oysters of the British Shores;

Prof. Phillips, Report on Cleavage and Foliation in Rocks, and on the Theoretical Expla. nations of these Phenomena: Part I. ;--Dr. T. Wright on the Stratigraphical Distribution of the Volitic Echinodermata ;-W. Fairbairn, on the Tensile Strength of Wrought Iron at various Temperatures ;-C. Atherton, on Mercantile Steam Transport Economy;--J.S. Bowerbank,on the Vital Powers of the Spongiadæ;--Report of a Committee upon the Experiments conducted at Stormontfield, near Perth, for the artificial propagation of Salmon ;--Provisional Report on the Measurement of Ships for Tonnage ;-On Typical Forms of Minerals, Plants and Animals for Museums ;-J. Thomson, Interim Report on Progress in Researches on the Measure. ment of Water by Weir Boards;--R. Mallet, on Observations with the Seismometer ;-A. Cayley, on the Progress of Theoretical Dynamics ;-Report of a Committee appointed to con. sider the formation of a Catalogue of Philosophical Memoirs.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Dr. Daubeny's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MEETING, at Dublin, 1857, Published at 158.

CONTENTS:-A. Cayley, Report on the Recent Progress of Theoretical Dynamics ;-Six. teenth and final Report of Committee on Experiments on the Growth and Vitality of Seeds ; -James Oldham, C.E., continuation of Report on Steam Navigation at Hull;-Report of a Committee on the Defects of the present methods of Measuring and Registering the Tonnage uf 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. G. Plarr, De quelques Transformations de la Somme

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-Jolin Simpson, R.N., Results of Thermometrical Observations made at the Plover's Wintering-place, Point Barrow, latitude 71° 21' N., long. 156° 17' W., in 1852-54 ;-Charles James Hargreave, LL.D., on the Algebraic Couple; and on the Equivalents of Indeterminate Expressions ;—Thomas Grubb, Report on the Improvement of Telescope and Equatorial Mountings;- Professor James Buckman, Report on the Experimental Plots in the Botanical Garden of the Royal Agricultural College at Cirencester ;-William Fairbairn, on the Resistance of Tubes to Collapse ;-George C. Hyndman, Report of the Proceedings of the Belfast Dredging Committee ;-Peter W. Barlow, on the Mechanical Effect of combining Girders and Suspension Chains, and a Comparison of the Weight of Metal in Ordinary and Suspension Girders, to produce equal deflections with a given load ;-J. Park Harrison, M.A., Evidences of Lunar Influence on Temperature ;— Report on the Animal and Vegetable Products imported into Liverpool from the year 1851 to 1855 (inclusive);— Andrew Henderson, Report on the Statistics of Life-boats and Fishing-boats on the Coasts of the United Kingdom.

Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Rev. H. Lloyd's Address, and Recommendations of the Association and its Committees.

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH MEETING, at Leeds, September 1858, Published at 20s.

CONTENTS:-R. Mallet, Fourth Report upon the facts and Theory of Earthquake Phenomena ;- Rev. Prof. Powell, Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors, 1857-58;-R. I. Meade, on some Points in the Anatomy of the Araneidea or irue Spiders, especially on the internal structure of their Spinning Organs;-W. Fairbairn, Report of the Committee on the Patent Laws;--S. Eddy, on the lead Mining Districts of Yorkshire ;-W. Fairbairn, on the

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