Report of the Annual Meeting, Volume 38

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J. Murray., 1869
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Contents

On Puddling Iron By C W SIEMENS F R
58
Fourth Report on the Structure and Classification of the Fossil Crustacea
72
Mr W C M INTOSH on the Proboscis of Ommatoplea
105
Report of a Committee appointed to investigate Animal Substances with
113
On the Results of Spectrum Analysis as applied to the Heavenly Bodies
140
On some further Results of Spectrum Analysis as applied to
152
Report on the Physiological Action of the Methyl and allied Com
170
Report of the Edinburgh Committee on the Action of Mercury on
187
Shetland Final Dredging Report Part II On the Crustacea Tunicata
247
Report on the Annelids dredged off the Shetland Islands by Mr Gywn
336
Report on the Chemical Nature of Cast Iron Part I Account of some
342
Report on Observations of Luminous Meteors 186768 By a Com
344
Preliminary Report on Mineral Veins containing Organic Remains
428
Report of Synthetical Researches on Organic Acids By ALFRED
475
Report on the best means of providing for a uniformity of Weights
484
Report of the Committee for the purpose of investigating the rate
510
Report on Polyatomic Cyanides By THOMAS FAIRLEY
519
Mr W BARRETT DAVISS Historical Note on Lagranges Theorem 8
8
Mr W FLETCHER BARRETT on a simple method of exhibiting the Combi
13
Professor MORREN sur une action particulière de la lumière sur les sels dargent 19
19
Mr CHARLES MELDRUM on Synoptic WeatherCharts of the Indian Ocean 28
28
Mr F A ABEL on the Chemical Composition of the Great Cannon of
34
Mr ALFRED R Cartons Note on Löwigs Researches on the Action
35

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Page xi - 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 lxv - Dr. Hooker, in his address to the British Association, spoke thus of the author: " Of Mr. Wallace and his many contributions to philosophical biology it is not easy to speak without enthusiasm ; for, putting aside their great merits, he, throughout his writings, with a modesty as rare as I believe it to be unconscious, forgets his own unquestioned claim to the honour of having originated, independently of Mr. Darwin, the theories which he so ably defends.
Page 504 - On both sides of the zone here assigned to the materialist he is equally helpless. If you ask him whence is this "Matter" of which we have been discoursing, who or what divided it into molecules, who or what impressed upon them this necessity of running into organic forms, he has no answer. Science is mute in reply to these questions.
Page 502 - Forces are active at the root, forces are active in the blade, the matter of the earth and the matter of the atmosphere are drawn towards both, and the plant augments in size.
Page 501 - Let us pass from this illustration of constructive power to another of a different kind. When a solution of common salt is slowly evaporated, the water which holds the salt in solution disappears, but the salt itself remains behind. At a certain stage of concentration the salt can no longer retain the liquid form; its particles, or molecules, as they are called, begin to deposit themselves as minute solids, so minute, indeed, as to defy all microscopic power. As evaporation continues solidification...
Page xiii - RECOMMENDATIONS. The General Committee shall appoint at each Meeting a Committee, which shall receive and consider the Recommendations of the .Sectional Committees, and report to the General Committee the measures which they would advise to be adopted for the advancement of Science.
Page 503 - They appear together, but we do not know why. Were our minds and senses so expanded, strengthened, and illuminated as to enable us to see and feel the very molecules of the brain ; were we capable of following all their motions, all their groupings, all their electric discharges, if such there be ; and were we intimately acquainted with the corresponding states of thought and feeling, we should be as far as ever from the solution of the problem, " How are these physical processes connected with the...
Page 504 - In affirming that the growth of the body is mechanical, and that thought, as exercised by us, has its correlative in the physics of the brain, I think the position of the .' Materialist' is stated, as far as that position is a tenable > one. I think the materialist will be able finally to maintain this position against all attacks; but I do not think, in the present condition of the human mind, that he can pass beyond this position.
Page 207 - Report on the Animal and Vegetable Products imported into Liverpool from the year 1851 to 1855 (inclusive) ; — Andrew Henderson, Report on the Statistics of Life-boats and Fishing-boats on the Coasts of the United Kingdom. Together with the Transactions of the Sections, Rev.
Page 140 - These two spectra represent two distinct sources of light. Each spectrum is formed by the decomposition of light which is independent of the light which gives birth to the other spectrum. The continuous spectrum, crowded with groups of dark lines, shows that there exists a photosphere of incandescent solid or liquid matter. Further, that there is an atmosphere of cooler vapours, which give rise by absorption to the groups of dark lines.

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