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Page 357 - SCHELLEN'S SPECTRUM ANALYSIS, in its application to Terrestrial Substances and the Physical Constitution of the Heavenly Bodies. Translated by JANE and C. LASSELL; edited, with Notes, by W. HUGGINS, LL.D. FRS With 13 Plates (6 coloured) and 223 Woodcuts. 8vo. price 28s. CELESTIAL OBJECTS for COMMON TELESCOPES.
Page 112 - I have now begun to use pianoforte wire of the best quality. Wire of an inferior quality is brittle at places, and breaks when it kinks. I believe not a single case of this has happened with the Webster and Horsfall pianoforte wire now used. The lengths which Webster and Horsfall supply of this wire are about 200 yards. But a splice in every hundred fathoms is no inconvenience whatever. Perhaps it is rather an advantage: because, practically the vigilance required to prevent accident through the...
Page 355 - Meeting the Sun ; a Journey all round the World through Egypt, China, Japan, and California.
Page 203 - Whereas various portions of the City of Glasgow are so built, and the buildings thereon are so densely inhabited, as to be highly injurious to the moral and physical welfare of the inhabitants, and many of the thoroughfares are narrow, circuitous, and inconvenient, and it would be of public and local advantage if various houses and buildings were taken down, and those portions of the said city reconstituted...
Page 251 - ... character of Lepidosteus was not only shown in its solid parts, but was even exemplified in the peculiar structure of its respiratory apparatus and its cellular air bladder, as I have pointed out in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.* One step further was made during this excursion, when, at Niagara, a living specimen of Lepidosteus was caught for me, and to my great delight, as well as to my utter astonishment, I saw this fish moving its head upon the neck freely, right and...
Page 215 - ... engulphed. A flood of ignorance, and misery, and sin, now breaks and roars above the top of their highest tenements. Nor do the old stumps of a forest, still standing up erect beneath the sea-wave, indicate a greater change...
Page 29 - ... putrescent matter ; but from the entrance of the Edinburgh sewage at Coltbridge downwards to the harbour of Leith, the stones in the bed of the stream are covered with offensive organic growths, which are characteristic of waters conveying sewage and capable of decomposing and evolving unwholesome gases. Indeed, not only are the stones covered with such vegetable growths, but everything in the bed of the river, such as arrested portions of trees, become thickly coated. They are also seen in the...
Page 376 - Meeting 44. Extraordinary or Special Meetings may be called by the Council when they consider it proper or necessary, and must be called by them on receipt of a requisition from any '25 Members, specifying the business to be brought before such meeting. 45. Any question which, in the opinion of the...