Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Volume 8

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Royal Society of Edinburgh., 1875 - Science
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Notice of a Singular Property exhibited by the Fluid enclosed
On the Electrical Conductivity of Certain Saline Solutions with
On the Physiological Action of Light No I By James Dewar
Notice of two Fossil Trees lately uncovered in Craigleith Quarry near
On the Physiological Action of Light No II By James Dewar
Observations and Experiments on the Fluid in the Cavities of Calca
Election of OfficeBearers
A Theory of Volcanic Eruptions By Daniel Vaughan
On the Physiological Action of Light No III By James Dewar
Laboratory Notes By Professor Tait
On a Compound formed by the addition of Bromacetic Acid to Sul
Address on Ozone by Professor Andrews Hon F R S E Vice
Remarks upon the Footprints of the Dinornis in the Sand Rock
On a Method of Demonstrating the Relations of the Convolu
Preliminary Note on the sense of Rotation and the Function of
Biographical Notice of J S Mill By Professor Fraser
Obituary Notice of the Rev Dr Guthrie By the Rev Dr Lindsay
Obituary Notice of Archibald Smith By Sir William Thomson
Obituary Notice of the Very Rev Dean Ramsay By the Rev D
Obituary Notice of Professor Rankine By Lewis D B Gordon
Obituary Notice of Justus Liebig By Professor CrumBrown
Obituary Notice of the Rev Professor Stevenson D D By John
Obituary Notice of Dr J Lindsay Stewart
On the Parallel Roads of Glen Roy By the Rev Thomas Brown
On the Establishment of the Elementary Principles of Quaternions

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