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REPORT

OF THE

FORTY-SIXTH MEETING

OF THE

BRITISH ASSOCIATION

FOR THE

ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE;

HELD AT

GLASGOW IN SEPTEMBER 1876.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

1877.

[Office of the Association : 22 ALBEMARLE STREET, London, W.]

PRINTED BY

TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, RED LION COURT FLEET STREET.

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Third Report of a Committee, consisting of Prof. A. S. HERSCHEL, B.A.,

F.R.A.S., and G. A. LEBOUR, F.G.S., on Experiments to determine the

Thermal Conductivities of certain Rocks, showing especially the Geo-

logical Aspects of the Investigation......

Report of a Committee, consisting of the Right Hon. J. G. HUBBARD,

M.P., Mr. CHADWICK, M.P., Mr. MORLEY, M.P., Dr. Farr, Mr. Hal-

LETT, Professor Jevons, Mr. NEWMARCH, Professor LEONE LEVI, Mr.

Herwood, and Mr. SHAEN (with power to add to their number),

appointed for the purpose of considering and reporting on the practi-

cability of adopting a Common Measure of Value in the Assessment

of Direct Taxation, local and imperial. By Mr. HALLETT, Secretary

Report of the Committee, consisting of Professor CLERK MAXWELL, Pro-

fessor J. D. EVERETT, and Dr. A. SCHUSTER, for testing experimentally

Ohm's Law

Report of the Committee, consisting of the Rev. H. F. BARNES, H. E.

DRESSER (Secretary), T. HARLAND, J. E. HARTING, T. J. Monk, Pro-

fessor Newton, and the Rev. Canon Tristram, appointed for the pur-

pose of inquiring into the possibility of establishing a “ Close Time”

for the protection of indigenous animals, and for watching Bills intro-

duced into Parliament affecting this subject

Report of the Committee, consisting of JAMES R. NAPIER, F.R.S., Sir W.

Thomson, F.R.S., W. FROUDE, F.R.S., and OSBORNE REYNOLDS (Secre-

tary), appointed to investigate the effect of Propellers on the Steering

of Vessels. (Plate I.)..

On the Investigation of the Steering Qualities of Ships. By Professor

OSBORNE REYNOLDS

Seventh Report on Earthquakes in Scotland, drawn up by Dr. BRYCE,

F.G.S., F.R.S.E. The Committee consists of Dr. BRYCE, F.G.S., Sir

W. Thomson, F.R.S., J. BROUGH, G. FORBES, F.R.S.E., D. MILNE-HOME,

F.R.S.E., and P. DRUMMOND

Report on the Present State of our Knowledge of the Crustacea.-Part

II. On the Homologies of the Dermal Skeleton (continued). By C.

SPENCE BATE, F.R.S. &c. (Plates II. & III.)

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