Report of the Annual Meeting, Volume 27 (Google eBook)

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J. Murray, 1858 - Science
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Contents

Sixteenth and final Report of a Committee consisting of Professor
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Continuation of Report on Steam Navigation at Hull By James
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Professor G Wilson on the Processes for the Detection of Fluorine
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Mr J W Salters Note on the Fossils from Durness
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Report on the Temperature of some Deep Mines in Cornwall
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Report on the Marine Zoology of Strangford Lough County Down
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Suggestions for Statistical Inquiry into the extent to which Mercantile
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Antoine dAbbadie on the Ethnological and Physical Characters of
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Further Report on the Vitality of the Spongiadae By J S Bower
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Report of the Committee on the Magnetic Survey of Great Britain
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Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors 185657 By the
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On the Adaptation of Suspension Bridges lo sustain the passage
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Mr John Locke on the LandRevolution in Ireland
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On the Algebraic Couple and on the Equivalents of Indeterminate
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Report on the Improvement of Telescope and Equatorial Mountings
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On the Resistance of Tubes to Collapse By William Fairbairn
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Dr John Beddoe on the Physical Characters of the Ancient and Modern Ger
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On the Mechanical Effect of combining Girders and Suspension Chains
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Evidences of Lunar Influence on Temperature By J Park Harrison
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Report on the Animal and Vegetable Products imported into Liverpool
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Report on the Statistics of Lifeboats and Fishingboats on the Coasts
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Mathematics
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Electricity Magnetism
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Mr G Johnstone Stoneys Description of an Arrangement of Groves
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Professor P Smyth on Lunar Physics 25
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Mr G F Habershons Notes from the Barbary Coast with Fossils Com
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Messrs Jukes and Du Noyer on the Geology of Lambay Island 75
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Sir Roderick I Murchison on the Quartz Rocks Crystalline Limestones
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Mr George V Du Noybr on the Junction of the Micaslates and Granite
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Messrs Hermann and Robert Schlagintweit on Erosion of Rivers in India 90
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Dr Buist on the Lotus or Sacred Bean of India Communicated by
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Mr Philip P Carpenters Note on Peculiarities of Growth in Caecidse 102
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Mr G C Hyndmans Notice of a curious Monstrosity of Form in the Ftuut
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Mr R Dowdens Brief Suggestion recommending a more complete Compila
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Miscellaneous
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Mr W Bollaerts Ethnological and Antiquarian Researches in New Gra
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Mr Richard Cull on the Character Extent and Ethnological Value of
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Mr Gordon M Hills on the Round Towers of Ireland 133
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Mr John Hooo on the supposed Biblical Names of Baalbcc and on
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Captain S Osborn on the Sea of Azof and the Sivash or Putrid Sea 148
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Dr R Siegeried on an Inscription in the Language of Ancient Gaul and
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Mr J Crawpurd on the Effects of the Gold of Australia and California 160
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Dr H MCormac on the Influence of inadequate or perverted Development
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Mr Richard H Walsh on Equitable Villages in America 170
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Mr James Barton on a detailed Model of the Boyne Viaduct which carries
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Mr J W Dodds on Improvements in Iron and Steel and their Application
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Mr R Mallet on the Construction of the 36inch Mortars made by order
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Mr J Scott Russell on the Mechanical Structure of the Great Eastern Steam
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Index 201
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Donovan on Hygrometers and Hygrometry with a description of
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Page 88 - ... feet, divide each depth into four equal parts ; then measure the inside horizontal breadth at each of the three points of division, and also at the upper and lower points of the depth extending each measurement to the average thickness of that part of the ceiling which is between the points of...
Page 88 - ... area (except the first and last) by two ; add these products together, and to the sum add the first and last if they yield anything; multiply the quantity thus obtained by one-third of the common interval between the areas, and the product will be the cubical contents of the space under the tonnage deck...
Page 88 - ... at each point of division of the length as follows: Measure the depth at each point of division from a point at a distance of one-third of the round of the beam below such...
Page 20 - When you have proved that the three angles of every triangle are equal to two right angles...
Page 89 - ... in a direction perpendicular to the keel from the height so marked on the outside of the ship on the one side to the height so marked on the other side by passing a chain under the keel...
Page lix - ... probably quite large enough to supply the wants of the human family to the end of its sojourn here. It has been calculated that an amount of condensation, which would diminish the diameter of the Sun by only the ten-thousandth part, would suffice to restore the heat emitted in 2000 years.
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Page xvii - 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 88 - No. 1 being at the extreme limit of the length at the bow, and the...
Page 89 - All measurements to be recorded on paper ruled to a scale of a quarter of an inch to a foot...

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