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Miscellaneous Intelligence.-Facts in Physiological Chemistry, by J. LIEBIG, 135.

-Inhalation of Ether: Gun-Cotton, 138.-Experiments on the use of Gun-Cot-

ion for blasting-its value compared with that of blasting Powder, by Thomas

B. Adams, 139.–Pyroxyline, 140.— Process for Photographs upon paper, by

M. BLANQUART-EVRARD, 141.-Report on the Aurora Borealis, 142.-Hiero-

glyphical Mica Plates from the Mounds, by E. G. SQUIER: Water-Power of

Europe: Auroral Belt of April 7, 1847, 143.–Volcanic Eruption at the Cape

Verds: Science and the Arts at llarvard : Association of American Geologists

and Naturalists, 146.

Bibliography.Elementary Geology, by Edward HITCHCOCK, D.D., LL.D., 146.

-Dr. MANTELL’s Geology of the Isle of Wight: Medical Botany, or descrip-

tions of the more important plants used in Medicine, with their history, proper-

ties, and mode of administration, by R. EGLESFELD GRIFFITH, M.D.: Princi.

ples of Geology-or, the Modern Changes of the Earth and its Inhabitants, con-

sidered as illustrative of Geology, by Charles Lyell, 147.-A Dictionary of

Modern Gardening, by Geo. Wm. JOHNSON: A Manual of Road Making, com-

prising the location, construction, and improvement of Roads and Railroads, by

Wm. GillesPIE, A.M., C.E.: Transactions of the American Philosophical So-

ciety, Philadelphia, 148.

List of Works, 148.

Appendix.-Descriptions of Fossil Shells of the Collections of the Exploring Expe-

dition under Charles Wilkes, U. S. N.,-obtained in Australia ; by James

D. Dana, 151.

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Chemistry and Physics.-On Ozone, by M. Berzelius, 265.-On the relations of

Glycocoll and Alcargene, by T. S. HUNT, 266.-—Varrentrapp and Will's Method

for the Determination of Nitrogen; An Improved Apparatus, by Prof. E. N.

HORSFORD, 267.-On a quick Method of determining the quantity of Nitrogen

in Organic Substances, by Eug. Peligot: Preparation of Sulphocyanid of Am-

monium, by J. LIEBIG : On the Decomposition of Nitrite of Ammonia, by

E. MILLON, 269.—On a new Mode of estimating the Nitrates, and particularly

Nitre, by J. PELOUZE, 270.-On the Composition of Quinoidine, by J. LIEBIG :

On the Fat Acids of the Oil of Ben, by P. WALTER: On the Fermentation of

Tartaric Acid, by I. NICKLÈS: On the Preparation of Ferridcyanid of Potas-

sium, by A. and C. WALTER: On the Method of separating Cobalt from Man.

ganese, proposed by Barreswil, by A. STRECKER, 271.–Occurrence of Arsenic

in Vinegar: Mode of detecting the Adulteration of Olive Oil with Rape or

Poppy Oil, by M. Diesel: On a Ready Method of determining the Amount of

Nicotine in Tobacco, by M. SCHLOESING, 272.-On the influence of Ammonia

upon the Nutrition of Animals, by Fred. KuHLMANN, 273.--On several Deto-

nating Compounds formed by the action of Nitric Acid upon Sugar, Dextrine,

Lactine, Mannite and Glycerine, by ASCAGNE SOBRERO: On the Exhalation of

Bicarbonate of Ammonia by the Lungs, by Lewis THOMPSON : Analysis of a

Concretion from a Horse's Stomach, performed by Mr. Charles M. Wetherill

and Dr. Boyé, 274.-Acetate of Lime formed in Coal Pits, 275.--Reducing Cop-

per Ores by Electricity, 276.

Mineralogy and Geology.-M. Nordenskiold upon Diphanite, a new Mineral Spe-

cies from the Emerald Mines of the Ural in the neighborhood of Catherinen-

burg, 277.--Mineralogical Notices, by CHARLES UPHAM SHEPARD, M.D.,

(Tautolite on the north shore of Lake Superior, 278; Farther account of the

Arkansite, 279; Native Platinum in North Carolina, 280.)-Oxyd of Cobalt

with the Brown Hematite Ore of Chester Ridge, Pa., 281.—Note by M. d'Or-

bigny on the Orbitolina : Observations on the Drift, Furrows, Grooves, Scratches,

and Polished Surfaces of the Rocks of Lake Superior, by FORREST SHEP-

282.

Zoology.—Discovery of the Cranium of the Zeuglodon, by M. Tuomey, 283.-

The Beaver in Alabama, by R. T. BRUMLEY: Description of a new rapacious

Bird in the Museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, by

John Cassis, 285.-Chamaa, a new genus of Birds allied to Parus, by WILLIAM

GAMBEL, 286.

Astronomy.—New Planet, 286.–Neptune, its Supposed Ring and Satellite : New

Comet: Vesta, 287.

Miscellaneous Intelligence.-Fall of Meteoric Stones in Iowa, by CHARLES UPHAM

SHEPARD, 288.–Guria Percha, 289.--Smelting Copper Ore : On the Formation

of Cylindrical masses of Snow in Orkney, 292.-Arts and Sciences at Harvard,

294.-On some Researches in Animal Chemistry, (extracted from a letter from

Prof. LIEBIG, to Dr. A. W. HOFFMAN,) 298.-Palæontographical Society of

London, 299,- Obituary.-Ithamar B. Crawe, M.D., 300.

Bibliography.-I. Geology; Introductory, Descriptive, and Practical. II. The

Ancieni World, or Picturesque Sketches of Creation, by D. T. ANSTED, M.A.,

F.R.S., F.G.S., 300.—Natural Philosophy for the use of Schools and Acade-

mies, illustrated by numerous examples and appropriate diagrams, by HAMILTON

L SMITH, A.M., 203.-Hints to Young Architects, calculated to facilitate their

practical operations, by George Nightwick; and with Additional Notes, by

A. J. DOWNING, 302.

List of Works, 303.

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Art. XXII. A brief Notice of the Life, Researches, and Discov-

eries of Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel; by Sir J. F. W. Herschel, 305

XXIII. On the Properties of Ozone; by C. F. SCHÖNBEIN, 320

XXIV. Ancient Sea Margins; by Robert Chambers,

323

XXV. Glycocoll (Gelatine Sugar) and some of its Products of De-

composition ; by Prof. E. N. HORSFORD,—(concluded,) 326

XXVI. Singular Property of Caoutchouc, illustrating the value of

Latent Heat in giving Elasticity to solid bodies, and the dis-

tinct functions in this respect of latent and free or sensible

heat; by Prof. CHARLES G. Page, M.D.,

341

XXVII. Caricography ; by Prof. C. DEWEY, M.D.,

343

XXVIII. On the Action of Sulphuretted Hydrogen upon Nitric

Acetene ; by T. S. Hunt,

350

XXIX. Description of a Meteoric Stone which fell in Concord,

New Hampshire, in October, 1846; by Prof. B. SILLIMAN, Jr., 353

XXX. Remarks on the Characters of several species of Tertiary

Corals from the United States, in reply to Mr. Dana. (Extract-

ed from a letter from W. LONSDALE, Esq. to C. LYELL, Esq.) 357

XXXI. Observations in reply to Mr. Lonsdale's “ Remarks ;" by

JAMES D. DANA,

359

XXXII. Notice of a Water-Spout; by Elias Loomis,

362

XXXIII. On Certain Laws of Cohesive Attraction ; by JAMES

D. DANA,

364

XXXIV. Results of the Examination of several Waters from Hart.

ford, Conn. ; by B. W. Bull,

385

XXXV. On the Production of Light by Heat; by Prof. John

William DRAPER, M.D.,

388

XXXVI. On the Changes which Albuminous Substances undergo

in the Stomach, during the process of Digestion ; by Prof.

MULDER, of Utrecht. (Translated from the Dutch, by Dr.

Aug. Völcker.)

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can Geologists and Naturalists, 427.-Iowa Meteorite: Supernumerary Rain-

bows, by John BROCKLESBY, 429.-On some Recent and Remarkable Exam-

ples of the Protection afforded by Metallic Conductors against Heavy Strokes

of Lightning, by Sir W. S. Harris, 430.-On the Colored Glass employed in

Glazing the new Palm House in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew, by R.

Hrnt, 431.-On the Application of Gutta Percha for Modeling, by Mr. Busk,

432.— Report on Atmospheric Waves, by W. R. BIRT, 433.—On the height of

Auroral Årches, by Prof. T. CHEVALLIER, 436.-On the Resources of Irish Sea

Fisheries, by Mr. R. VALPY, 437.-Smithsonian Institution, 438.—Prospectus of

the Publication of a New Series of the Journal of the Academy of Natural Sci-

ences of Philadelphia : On the Discovery of Gun-Cotton, by Prof. SCHENBEIN,

410.- Microscopic Examination of Gun-Cotton, by Dr Bacon: On the Produc-

uon of Vanilla in Europe, 445.-—-Phosphorescent Fungus: Effects of Datura san-

guinea, 446.–The Condor of the Cordillera, 447.–Fossil Footprints, by JAMES

DEANE, 448.—The Geological Society of France : American Science in Tur-

key: Prof. Agassiz: Large Crystal of Colu

ite, 449.

Bibliography:-The London Geological Journal and Record of Discoveries in

British and Foreign Palæontology, 450.-Darlington's Agricultural Botany, 451.

-Foraminifères fossiles du bassin tertiaire de Vienne, decrits par ALCIDE D'OR-

BIGNY, 452.-Lexicon Scientiarum-a Dictionary of Terms used in the various

branches of Anatomy, Astronomy, Botany, Geology, Geometry, Hygiene, Min-

eralogy, Natural Philosophy, Physiology, Zoology, &c., by Prof." Henry Mc-

MURTRIE, M.D., 454.-Outlines of the Course of Qualitative Analysis followed

in the Giessen Laboratory, by Henry Will, Ph. D., with a preface by Ba-

ron LIEBIG, 455.

List of Works, 455.

ERRATA AND ALTERATIONS.

P. 22, 1. 14 from bottom, and p. 24, line 17 from top, for “longioribus," read “superantibus.”—P. 64, line 16 from top, for “bright," readlight.”—P. 74, line 5 from top, for “Class II,” read “Class 1.”—P. 114, after note at bottom, insert Eds.

P. 28, 1. 16 from top, for "one hundred and twenty," readtwenty."
P. 93, l. 2 from bottom, for “practical relation,” read "particular reaction."
P. 95, 1. 17 from top, insert “ the" before " action.”
P. 96, 1, 2 read first formula “O” for “02."
P. 96, 1. 28

for “these," read their."
P. 97, 1. 15 from bottom, for “CH20," read “CH40."
P. 99, Note, 1. 2 from bottom, for “ copsicread" capric."
P. 100, 1. 9 from top, for “ formics," read formic.'
P. 177, 1. 7

("2+0)-(=1," read 2+0-1=1." P. 177, 1. 13

" acids are often found,” readacid are often formed." P. 177, 1. 17

"heat,” read treat.'
P. 177, !. 2 from bottom, for “ C.(NH102)3=0,” read C6(NHO2)30.
P. 178, 1.7 from bottom, insert “a” before “ compound.”
P. 180, 1. 5 from top, for “ hydride,” read “ anhydride."
P. 180, 1. 6

insert "the" before " anhydride." P. 181, 1. 8

insert "an" before "amide.” P. 181, 1. 14

insert 02 after H2.
P. 181, 1. 18 for " sulphamephylane," read“ sulphamethylane."
P. 181, 1. 18 from bottom, after similarity, insert “a.
P. 182, 1. 1, after derivatives, insert of."
P. 182, 1. 10 from top, insert “ this" before “ether."
P. 184, dele from " Urea” in 4th line to " artificially" in the 6th.
P. 184, 1. 10 from top, for “acesenic,” read arsenic."
P. 184, 1. 13

“chlorainline" and " bichlorainline," read chloraniline" and " bichloraniline."

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Vol. iii, p. 295, in the formula of pyroxyline, dele 8H0.

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