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CONTENT S.

ORIGINAL PAPERS.

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INTRODUCTION

On the Nature, Evidence, and Advantages of the Inductive Philosophy.-

Three Papers

13, 159, 306

On the Tides ; and the recent Progress of our Knowledge respecting them

14

The Juvenile Philosopher

21

Recent Researches on the Formation of Rain

23

On Steam and Gas

27

Simple and effectual Mode of detecting Errors in Levelling Observations

28

Experiments on the Circulation of the Blood; by Professor Hering

29

On Bored Wells

31

A Popular Course of Astronomy. Three Papers

33, 161, 368

On the Manufacture of Polished Steel Studs and Beads

42

Joint-Stock Companies of 1935

45

Description of Mr. Perkins's new Steam-Boiler

48

Recent Researches in Geology

73

Flamsteed, Newton, and Halley

83

The British Association and the Quarterly Review

97

On the Elementary Study of Geometry and Algebra. Two Papers

100, 251

On an incredible Experiment, in which the Human Body loses its Weight 104

Description of the Current-Meter, as recently improved by Mr. Saxton

108

Recent Researches on Heat

145

Sketches from Life of soče çininant Foreign Scientific Lecturers

169

A Popular Course of Chemistry.”

No. 1. Lnirodnotivu

180

No. II. Attraction

233

No. III Elements; ,Nomenelature; Definite Proportions . 293
Horæ Magneticæ.-Terrestrial Magnetism. Two Papers

217, 379

The Village of Leadhills, Lanarkshire

229

The Cometary System.—The Comet of 1835

242

On the Cultivation of the Strawberry

256

Description of an Apparatus for indicating the Internal Temperature of Animals
and Vegetables. Two Papers

257, 318

The General Principles on which the Classification of Natural Objects is founded 281

The probable Origin of the Algebraic Signs Plus and Minus

291

Botanical Rambles in the vicinity of Dovor. 1.

315

On the Fata Morgana at Gibraltar

322

On Roads, Railways, Carriages, and Canals

326

Questions for Solution relating to Meteorology, Hydrography, and the Art of

Navigation. By M. Arago

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Recent Researches on Light
Latest Results of Researches on the Tides
Description of the Great Cave of Guachara, in the Province of Cumana
On the correct Mode of measuring Altitudes
A Visit to the Quicksilver Mines of Idria

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List of Patents granted between the 1st of January, and the 25th of

June, 1836

142, 214, 277, 342, 402

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Annual Depth of Rain in England...... 65 Appearance of the Cross-Bill in Fife-

Aurora Borealis

65 shire

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Curvilinear Direction of Winds..... 65 Standard Scale and Standard Yard ... 209

Temperature of Canton and Macao 66 Premiums offered by the Royal Corn-

Filtration and Cooling of Light .. 66 wall Polytechnic Society, for 1836... 210

Periodic Appearance of Shooting Stars 66 Railroads and Locomotive Trains in

Velocity of Currents in Rivers

66 Bavaria

.211

Temperature in Rocky Strata 67 Instance of Human Effort, in Sawing 211

Reflected Heat measured

67 Double Sextant

.212

Flowering of a West India Plant. 67 Preservation of Corn in Granaries ...212
Phosphoric Light emitted by Flowers. 68 Patent Law Grievance

.213

Beet-Root Sugar

68 Precision in Scientific Terms... .269

Science assisted by the State

68 Remarkable Depression of the Baro-

New Electro-Chemical Apparatus...... 69

meter......

.270

Duration of Life in France...

69 Recent Hypothesis on the Formation

Magnetism as a Motive Power .70 of Rain not new

.270

Marine Instrument

70 Deserving Pensioners.

.271

Laws of Chemical Action

70 Nebula.

.271

Chemical Thermometer

70 Uncertainty of the Signs of Death ....273

Geodæsical Operations in India... 71 Weather at Brussels

.273

Income of Dublin and Kingstown Rail- New Milling Press and Assay-weights,

way

71 in the United States' Mint

.274

Cabinet Figures in Marble..

71 Royal Astronomical Society (Feb.

Statute Law of 1835: Weights and 1836)....

.274

Measures; Letters Patent . 131 New Meteorological Observatory ..274

Figure of the Earth's Surface.. 135 Patents in 1835

.274

Academy of Sciences, Paris .136 Planetary Ephemeris

.275

Aspect of Halley's Comet

136 Railroad Acts.—Present Session

.275

South colder than the North

.136 Softening effect of Water on Cast-Iron. 275

Electro-chemical Decomposition unac-

Tides in the Western Hemisphere .275

companied by Evolution of Heat ... 136 United Service Museum

.275

Elephants, Hail, &c., in Abyssinia ... 137 Pension to Mr. Peter Nicholson ...... 276

Application of Optics to Chemistry ... 138 Astronomical Society's Medal for 1836.276

Effect of the Green Colours of Porce- Fire-proof Chest

.276

lain on Blood.

.138 Opposing Opinions on Radiation .276

Temperature of the Antilles

.138 Patent Law Grievance. No. 2 .276

Coast-survey of the United States... .138 | Precision in Scientific Terms. No. II. 334

Voluntary Instruction of the People .139 Ashmolean Society

.334

Coach Springs

.140 Prize Subjects 1836; Institute of British

Road Indicator.....

140

Architects

.335

Stability of Menai Suspension Bridge... 140 New Mode of preserving Animal Sub-

Improvement in Light-house Illumina- stances

.335

tion

.141 Remarkable Sealing Wax

.336

Self-adapting Pipe for drawing off Brussels and Antwerp Railroad.. .337

Liquids

.205 Effects of the late Eclipse on Atmo-

Geological Map of France

.206 spheric Temperature, &c.

338

New Mode of reducing Silver.. .207 Additional Remarks on the Eclipse ...338

Medal in honour of Watt

207 Large Refractor at Bogenhausen Ob-

Theft of Chemicals by Rats

.208

.339

servatory, near Munich

Easy Fusion of Platinum

208 Bequest to ingenious Men and Women. 340

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