The American Journal of Science and Arts

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S. Converse, 1868
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Laws of Botanical Nomenclature adopted by the
On the Sulphates of Oxyd of Antimony by W
XLOn the Secular Variation of the Elements of the Earths
Recent Eruption of Mauna Loa and Kilauea Hawaii 105
Mineralogy and Geology A system of Mineralogy Descriptive Mineralogy com
Botany and Zoology The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication
Miscellaneous Bibliography A treatise on Meteorology with a collection of
Fundamental Principles of Molecular Physics
On Faraday as a Discoverer by JOHN TYNDALL 180
On Enargite from the Morning Star Mine Califor
Notes on the Caucasus by Capt F VON KOSCH
On some points in the Geology of Vermont by
Astronomy Notice of new Planets 98 99 and 101 WATSON 274 Discovery
Miscellaneous Scientific Intelligence Seventeenth Meeting of the American Associa
The Occultator by THOMAS HILL 299
On the Artificial Formation of Organic Substances
Notes on the Caucasus by Capt F VON KOSCH
Notes on Mr Charles Stodders paper entitled
Notes on the Geology of Southwestern Ontario
On the action of Sunlight on Bisulphid of Car
Observations on the Metamorphosis of Siredon
Notice of a new and diminutive species of fossil
Notices of papers in Physiological ChemistryNo
Observations of the Auroras of Sept 5th and 15th
Chemistry and Physics On the combustion of hydrogen and carbonic oxyd in oxy
Botany and Zoology Botanical Notices 408 Contributions to the Fauna of
Miscellaneous Bibliography Report of J Ross Browne on the Mineral Resources

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