Report of the Annual Meeting, Volume 31

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Office of the British Association, 1862 - Science
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Contents

On the Recent Progress and Present Condition of Manufacturing Che
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On EthnoClimatology or the Acclimatization of Man By JAMES
129
Report on the Progress of Celestial Photography since the Aberdeen
136
On Experiments on the Gauging of Water by Triangular Notches
151
Provisional Report on the Present State of our Knowledge respecting
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Contributions to a Report on the Physical Aspect of the Moon
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Professor PHILLIPSs Notice of the Postglacial Gravels of the Valley of
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Preliminary Report on the Best Mode of Preventing the Ravages
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Rev W N MOLESWORTH on the Progress of Cooperation at Rochdale
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On the Explosions in British CoalMines during the year 1859
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Brief Summary of a Report on the Flora of the North of Ireland
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On the Psychical and Physical Characters of the Mincopies or Natives
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Report from the Balloon Committee By Colonel SYKES M P F R S
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Interim Report of the Committee for Dredging on the North and East
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Continuation of Report to determine the Effect of Vibratory Action
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Alderman NEILD on the Price of Printing Cloth and Upland Cotton from 1812
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MATHEMATICS
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Mr W H L RUSSELL on the Calculus of Functions with Remarks on
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W HAIDINGERs attempt to account for the Physical Condition and
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Mr J S STUART GLENNIE on the Application of the Principle of the Conser
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Mr THOMAS ROSE on Presentations of Colour produced under novel conditions
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Rev H LLOYD on the Secular Changes of Terrestrial Magnetism and their
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Dr CRACE CALVERT on the Chemical Composition of some Woods employed
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Mr G JOHNSTONE STONEY on the Amount of the direct Magnetic Effect of
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Mr WILLIAM DANSON on the Law of Universal Storms
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on a DeepSea PressureGauge invented by Henry John
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Professor ANDREWS on the Effect of Great Pressures combined with Cold
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Mr W GoSSAGE on the History of the Alkali Manufacture
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Mr W MARRIOTT on the Separation of Ammonia from Coalgas
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Mr F J EVANS on H M S Warriors Compasses
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Drs WILLIAMSON and RUSSELL on an Apparatus for the rapid Separation
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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 xli - That the gentlemen whose names are appended be requested to act as a Committee (with power to add to their number) for the purpose of carrying out the previous resolution and of reporting to an adjourned public meeting to be held during the second week in October next.
Page 6 - BUNBURY'S (CJF) Journal of a Residence at the Cape of Good Hope; with Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History and Native Tribes of the Country.
Page 133 - The German and Irish millions, like the Negro, have a great deal of guano in their destiny. They are ferried over the Atlantic and carted over America, to ditch and to drudge, to make corn cheap and then to lie down prematurely to make a spot of green grass on the prairie.
Page 28 - Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed ; with a short Account of the Natural History and Habits of the Salmon. Second Edition. Woodcuts. Royal Svo.
Page 27 - The result of this would be a state of universal rest and death, if the universe were finite and left to obey existing laws. But as no limit is known to the extent of matter, science points rather to an endless progress through an endless space, of action involving the transformation of potential energy through palpable motion into heat, than to a single finite mechanism, running down like a clock and stopping for ever. It is also impossible to conceive either the beginning or the continuance of...
Page li - But the real and legitimate goal of the sciences is the endowment of human life with new inventions and riches.
Page 129 - Mr. Arthur Dean, in a paper read before the British Association in 1844, stated that a complete system of auriferous veins exists throughout the whole of the Snowdonian or Lower Silurian formations of North Wales.
Page 103 - Prof. Stokes mentioned to me at Cambridge some time ago, probably about ten years, that Prof. Miller had made an experiment testing to a very high degree of accuracy the agreement of the double dark line D of the solar spectrum with the double bright line constituting the spectrum of the spirit-lamp burning with salt.
Page xliii - Drs. E. Schunck, R. Angus Smith, and HE Roscoe, on the Recent Progress and Present Condition of Manufacturing Chemistry in the South Lancashire District ; — Dr.

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