Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Volume 16
Taylor & Francis, 1868
Obituary notices of deceased fellows were included in v. 7-64; v. 75 is made up of "obituaries of deceased fellows, chiefly for the period 1898-1904, with a general index to previous obituary notices"; the notices have been continued in subsequent volumes as follows: v. 78a, 79b, 80a-b- 86a-b, 87a 88a-b.
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Page xxxv - The VOYAGE and SHIPWRECK of ST, PAUL; with Dissertations on the Life and Writings of St. Luke and the Ships and Navigation of the Ancients.
Page 172 - The PRESIDENT then delivered his Address, (p. 65.) It was proposed by Mr. LATHAM, seconded by Mr. FIELD, and resolved:— " That the thanks of the Society be given to the President for his Address, and that he be requested to allow it to be printed in the Quarterly Journal of the Society.
Page xlv - A more wonderful variety and amount of knowledge in almost every department of human inquiry was perhaps never in the same interval of time accumulated by any man...
Page 472 - ... good results for about eight inches of increase of pressure. A large aneroid is more likely to be correct than a small one If the aneroid has been previously verified, it is likely to give a better result. After being subjected to sudden changes of pressure, the zero of an aneroid gradually changes, so that under such circumstances it ought only to be used as a differential and not as an absolute instrument, that is to say, used to determine the distance ascended, making it correct to begin with,...
Page lx - ... under separate parties, the essential operations of the survey simultaneously in each. He commenced the exploration of the Gulf Stream, and at the same time projected a series of observations on the tides, on the magnetism of the earth, and the direction of the winds at different seasons of the year. He also instituted a succession of researches in regard to the bottom of the ocean within soundings, and the forms of animal life which are found there, thus offering new and unexpected indications...
Page 412 - The speaker then proceeded to investigate a number of different flames : he showed that there are many flames possessing a high degree of luminosity, which cannot possibly contain solid particles. Thus the flame of metallic arsenic burning in oxygen emits a remarkably intense white light; and as metallic arsenic volatilizes at...
Page 376 - ... only of their spectra which have succeeded in reaching the earth. Since these nebulae are bodies which have a sensible diameter, and in all probability present a continuous luminous surface, we cannot suppose that any lines have been extinguished by the effect of the distance of the objects from us. If we had reason to believe that the other lines which present themselves in the spectra of nitrogen and hydrogen were quenched on their way to us, we should have to regard their disappearance as...
Page lx - He was elected in succession president of the American Philosophical Society, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and, of the National Academy of Sciences established by Congress.
Page 204 - To discover a means of preserving the active principles of the pancreas in a form suitable for experiment in the laboratory, and for administration as a remedial agent. " The properties of the pancreas can be extracted from the tissue of the gland by means of water. This watery fluid putrefies very rapidly. It has an acid reaction, a deep yellow colour, coagulates largely by boiling, leaving the colour of the fluid unaltered. It may be precipitated by lead solution, and decomposed again by sulphuretted...